Young carers<br> (under 18)

Young carers
(under 18)

If you're a young carer looking after someone in the family, our Surrey Young Carers team is here to support you.

Surrey Young Carers

If you are a young person, and you help care for someone who has an illness, a disability, or is affected by mental ill-health or alcohol/substance misuse, we can help you. We support children from year 1 upwards.

We can provide support and opportunities to meet – and have fun with – other children and young people in similar positions. And we really understand how these extra responsibilities can affect your daily life, schoolwork and time for friends.

We support young carers all across Surrey and from every type of family. You might be looking after a brother or sister with autism, or a parent with a disability.

We provide a range of support depending on your situation, from activities to provide time out from your caring role and meet children in a similar position, to more intensive groups and tailored one-to-one help, for young carers in a more difficult situation.

My son came home so enthusiastic about the event. It’s such a relief for me to find us not talking any more about my illness, but about nice and good things that can happen to him.

Parent, Surrey

How to refer

A parent, a teacher or someone working with the family can refer a child or young person to Surrey Young Carers (part of Action for Carers Surrey) and apply for our support. We will then assess the child’s situation, to see if we can provide suitable help.

Young carer referral form

Get in touch

If you’d like to get in touch with us to find out more about the service and how it can help. Please call us on 01483 568 269, or email syc@actionforcarers.org.uk

What helped me most was talking to others and realising that they’re just like me.

Young carer, Surrey
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Find out more about how SYC can help you

See more about the ways we can support young people looking after a loved one.

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How SYC can help

Our dedicated Surrey Young Carers team support children under 18 with workshops, forums and time-out activities, helping them have a break from caring and enjoy just being kids.

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Aged 18-24?

Our Young Adult Carer team supports 18-24 year old carers with information, events, and social activities.

SYC referral

Refer a child or young person to Surrey Young Carers to apply for our support. Call us on 01483 568269 or email syc@actionforcarers.org.uk

Click here for our SYC support application form

Young Carer stories

Read about the experiences of some of the young carers we have supported...