Covid19 Update: Referrals being accepted by email. Assessments are being completed over the phone. Weekly 1:1’s are being held over the telephone and support groups meeting via Zoom.

Young Carers in Southampton is a project for children and young people aged 8-18 years old whose lives are affected by caring for an unwell or disabled family member.

A young carer is a child or young person who cares for a person who may have a physical or learning disability, mental ill health, chronic illness or have difficulties with drug/alcohol use.

Through the Young Carers in Southampton project we offer information, advice and support around being a young carer, in addition to fortnightly group sessions and holiday activities that will give you the opportunity to meet and make friends with other young carers who are in a situation similar to yourself. There are plenty of activities to take part in, and you’ll be supported to get involved in the group in a way that feels safe and comfortable for you.

Aged 18 or above?

Any young person approaching or already 18 years old can access support, guidance, signposting, information, carer’s cards and statutory carers assessments, which can sometimes lead to a small budget that does not affect statutory benefits, from Carers in Southampton. To find out more, you can phone 023 8058 2387, email [email protected] or visit


To read the Southampton Strategy for Unpaid Carers and Young Carers, click here.

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