Support for young carers


Barnardos offer a range of services and support mechanisms for young carers, they include:

  • Counselling / drop in sessions
  • Identifying services / support the carer requires
  • Social activities with fellow young carers
  • Carer breaks


Address: Barnardos, 24 Colquitt Street, Liverpool, L14DE

Tel: 0151 708 7323


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: River Alt Resource Centre, Woolfall Health Avenue, Huyton, L36 3YE

Tel: 0151 443 5785



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


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.



YCNet is a supportive online community for young carers who can discuss any issues they may have in their carer role with other young carers and staff. YCNet invites special guests each month to chat to young carers.


Young Carers

Young Carers aim to increase the well being and future employment of young carers and to achieve this they will provide support, training and a social network for young carers to discuss anything they like with other young carers. Young Carers also provide a raft of essential day to day information such as carers’ rights;