What is a young adult carer?
A young adult carer is someone aged 18-24 who helps look after someone else, usually a family member, who needs support because of illness, disability, or drug or alcohol abuse.
How we help young adult carers
We run a very friendly and supportive network who meet up, socialise and find out more about what’s available to them.
- liaise directly with colleges, universities and work places advocating on behalf of our young adult carers
- support with the transition into adulthood with advice on career planning, educational funding, and your rights
- arrange regular free meet ups, meals and trips out so our YACs can get to know other people who are in a similar situation
All our support and social events are free but you do need to register with us (also free!).
Get in touch
For a general enquiry for the Young Adult Carer team, please text on 07723 486730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To get in touch with one of the YAC team in your area, please email them:
Lisa Walmsley covers Guildford and Waverley
Mel Buxton covers Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead, and Tandridge
Ami Makhecha covers Surrey Heath, Woking, Runnymead, Epsom & Ewell, Elmbridge and Spelthorne