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Harrogate, Craven and Selby Young Carers

Harrogate and Craven Young Carers

Harrogate and Craven Young Carers

“The young carers group gave me space - space to be myself, space to have fun and enjoy myself, and space to talk if I wanted to.” Jenny, 14

Looking after someone at home? You might be a young carer

As a young carer, you might be helping by:

  • going shopping
  • cooking
  • cleaning
  • doing washing
  • giving medication
  • lifting or moving someone
  • listening to someone’s problems
  • keeping someone company.

The person you care for may be your:

  • parent
  • grandparent
  • brother or sister.


“I didn’t think I was a young carer at first. I just did what I could for my mum. Sometimes I missed playing out with friends. That was hard. But that’s what being a young carer can be like.” Carl, 11

Why do we want to help?

Caring for a parent or relative can be hard on children or young people. It can affect your experience at school, your friendships and your future.

At our young carers project, we will: 

  • support you
  • give you the chance to be yourself
  • give you space
  • listen to anything you want to talk about
  • give advice or find out information if you need it
  • enable you to spend time with young people in the same situation.

Young carers deserve the same opportunities as other young people

We want you to be able to enjoy:

  • going out with friends
  • having time to yourself
  • your time at school
  • planning for the future
  • being away from home and not worrying about the person you care for.


Anyone can make a referral to us, from young carers themselves to parents or professionals working with the family.

Get in touch with us on the numbers below to speak to one of our friendly staff:

Selby: 07702442856
Harrogate: 07540920304
Craven: 07822810373


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Have a question about any of our services? Our dedicated staff and volunteers will be happy to help.

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We support young carers and their families with group and one-to-one sessions, activities, education and understanding.

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Useful resources

Visit our resources section to download the latest information regarding our Young Carer services.

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