Who are Young Carers?

A young carer is a young person, under the age of 18, who has a caring responsibility. This is usually for a family member, who has a disability, long-term illness, mental illness (including depression, anxieties) or drug/alcohol substance misuse.

When young carers reach the age of 16, they can also access support through our Young Adult Carers projects

Watch a short video ‘A day in the life of a young carer’ created by a group of young carers – Watch now

STEP – supporting young carers

Our young carers project, known as STEP:

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Our STEP project operates in Huntingdonshire and Peterborough.

STEP Young Carers – Huntingdonshire

Our young carers support in Huntingdonshire is made possible by the generosity of charitable funding.

We provide support through:

  • Term-time community groups and school groups – for group dates click here
  • Holiday activities & trips – see our Summer 2016 video
  • 1:1 support
  • Online support – find out more
  • 14-16 transition plans – Transition Project Flyer
  • Family support
  • We also work with young carers through the “My Life Now” individual assessment and planning tool, created by Carers Trust.

STEP Young Carers – Peterborough

Our young carers support in Peterborough is a service commissioned by Peterborough City Council.

We provide support through:

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Regular term-time groups – for group dates click here
  • Help in school and school groups
  • 1:1 support
  • 14-16 Transition Plans – Transition Project Flyer
  • Online support – find out more
  • Holiday trips and activities
  • Family support
  • Work with local and national initiatives – find out more

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Events

17.06.17 - Family Carers Picnic ‘Making Memories’

Visit our Christmas Tree entry at this annual event

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