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Do you live in Hackney or the City of London? Are you aged 16 to 25 and caring for someone with long term illness or disability? If so, City & Hackney Young Adult Carers Project could be for you!


Young adult carers are people age 16 to 25 who live with or care for a family member or friend with long term mental illness, physical illness or disability. Often, when a young person is looking after a parent, they have to take responsibility for younger brothers and sisters too.


Caring for someone at a young age can have a huge impact on mental health and life chances, with young adult carers suffering from a range of conditions like depression and anxiety, social isolation, poor educational outcomes and unemployment. That’s why in 2022 we launched City & Hackney Young Adult Carers Service to support carers aged 16 to 25 living in the borough.

What we offer:

  • A weekly social group for carers to meet, make friends and have a break

  • Monthly day trips and outings

  • Short breaks like a weekend away (x1 per year)

  • Targeted personal support for specific issues like mental health, employment, education and welfare benefits.

  • Youth centred counselling

  • Support for domestic abuse

  • Advocacy (somebody to help you argue your case when you’re in a difficult situation)

  • Supporting letters / evidence of caring role

To enquire:

Call our Young Adult Carers Service Co-ordinator Ben on 07881 095 653 or

Or fill out our referral form via the link below:

This service is part of the Making Carers Count project, in partnership with and with support from Carers Trust.

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