Support For Young Carers


Barnardo's offer a range of services and support mechanisms for young carers, they include:

  • Information about the illness or disability of the adult you care for
  • Help for the whole family
  • Social activities with fellow young carers
  • Carer breaks
  • Get you support in school/college
  • Someone to speak up for you when no one wants to listen
  • Getting help, advice and support for the adult you care for
  • Emotional support
  • Someone to talk to who will listen
  • An assessment which helps you and your family think about things that would make a difference.

Barnardo's offer a range of services and support mechanisms for Young Adult Carers, they include:

  • money, benefits, grants and services available for carers
  • information about the medical conditions and health needs of the person you are supporting, including information about services available for the person that you care for and information ad courses that may benefit you as a carer
  • developing plans for emergency situations.

The service can provide information, advice and guidance about opportunities in further or higher education and flexible training courses and how to get relevant financial assistance.

The service can also help and support you to balance education, employment and training with caring.

Address: Barnardo's Action with Young Carers, 109 Eaton Road, West Derby, L12 1LU

Tel: 0151 228 4455

View Barnardo's Action Supporting Young Adult Carers leaflet here.

Young Carer

Support, training and a social network are offered to help young carers to meet with other young carers. Aims to increase their well being and future employment and provides essential day to day information.

Caring Alone

Caring Alone is a free online support and social service for young carers aged 16-30. Caring Alone provides help, information and support to those caring for somebody with health needs such as a mental or physical disability and drug or alcohol use. To access the help on offer young carers must register online.

Knowsley Young Carers

Young carers referred here can benefit from:

  • help, support and assistance at home
  • educational support
  • social activities with fellow carers
  • personal support
  • family trips. 

Address: Knowsley Youth Mutual, Me Time Project, Our Place, Longview Drive, Huyton, L36 6EG

Tel: 0151 443 5323


St Helens Carers Centre

St Helens Carers Centre provides a wide range of services to all carers (including young carers). The centre aims to be a one-stop shop for carers in the area and upon registration (available online, via telephone or at the centre), the services / information available for carers include:

  • carer breaks / respite
  • carer discount card
  • carer emergency card
  • emotional support
  • support groups
  • training groups / courses
  • social events
  • reduced / free gym rates
  • local healthcare signposting
  • aids, adaptions and equipment

Address: 31-35 Baldwin Street, St Helens, WA10 2RS

Adult Carers Tel: 01744 675 615

Young Carers Tel: 01744 677 279

Sefton Young Carers

If you would like to talk to someone please contact a member of the Sefton Young Carers team on 0151 288 6060, Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 4.30pm, or visit their website:

Think Family

Mersey Care NHS Trust works in partnership with a number of organisations to provide young carers with an environment that is mutually beneficial to both the carer and the service user. We look to aid young carers who are caring for somebody who has a physical illness/disability, mental ill health, sensory disability, or has a problematic use of drugs or alcohol.