Young Carers

Northamptonshire Young Carers Service

Northamptonshire Young Carers Service exists to help promote the health and wellbeing of young carers and their families.

We will work to make sure young carers are identified and recognised within our local community and help to prevent them taking on more responsibility than they should or could cope with. We aim to help them reduce feelings of isolation. We understand that young carers are individuals in individual families and have different needs.  We will allow young carers and their families a say in what our support will be with a focus on improving confidence and helping prevent the type of problems that young carer families may face.

We aim to promote an understanding of the balance needed between being a Carer and having an opportunity to have hopes and dreams that will in turn help young carers to fulfil their individual potential.

The majority of our groups and activities are now in person!

To access our groups and activities, young people need to be referred to the service and have a Young Carer Needs Assessment.  This is so we can make sure our groups and activities are the right ones for your needs. 

Invites to groups and activities are on an individual basis to ensure all registered Young Carers get the opportunity to get a break, meet other Young Carers, and have fun!  

NMPAT very kindly offer FREE weekly music sessions in Wellingborough and Northampton - see poster below.

We have a monthly LGBTQ+ Inclusion group - this is more than a social group (although that's a big part of it!) and we look at making sure the service is as inclusive as possible.

We are also in the process of setting up a Black and Asian Inclusion group to ensure we understand how to meet the needs of our Black and Asian Young Carers.