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.

Nothamptonshire Young Carers Service are always looking for people who are willing to volunteer some time to support the work that we do.  There may also be some opportunity for sessional paid work on an "as needed" basis.  The work is usually evenings and school holidays.  Please contact the Young Carers Service Manager to apply. 

There are a number of ways in which we could use volunteers:

  • Admin support in the office
  • Support with awareness raising
  • Support with fundraising
  • Support with the young people on social activities

If you are interested please contact us and ask to speak to the Young Carers Service Manager.