Young Adult Carers

The term Young Adult Carer applies to anyone between 16 and 25 whose life is in some way restricted because of the need to take responsibility for the care of a person on a regular basis.

They may be the main carer or provide partial care for a Brother, Sister, Mother, Father, Grandparent, Husband, Wife or Partner.

The person being cared for may have a long-term illness, a physical or sensory impairment, learning difficulties, mental illness or be affected by alcohol or substance misuse.

Call Out!

Thanks to generous funding from Carers Trust, we will be holding a ‘Carers Getting Together’ evening in Harlow on Thursday 24 October 2019.

We will be meeting at the Harlow Bowling Alley, playing a couple of games of bowling and then walking across to enjoy a meal in the Noodle Bar.

Please note that the bowling and meal will be paid for, but we are unable to provide transport.

If you are a Carer aged over 16, can get to Harlow for 6.30pm on 24 October and would like to join us, contact Tracey on 07702 858650 or email her on


Talk & Support in Uttlesford 

Our Uttlesford support worker can meet with you in your home or in a mutually convenient place such as a coffee shop. The aim is to provide you with information, support and the chance to talk to somebody.

We can meet with you and your family together or just you if you would prefer.


Support & Signposting

Where appropriate for us to do so, we can accompany Young Adult Carers in Uttlesford to meetings and support them to get their views, needs and wishes across to other professionals.

We can support Young Adult Carers in Uttlesford completing paperwork and forms when applying for a place in further or higher education, job application forms, and benefit applications.

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