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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, self-harm, eating disorders, poor educational outcomes, social isolation and unemployment. That’s why we’ve launched City & Hackney Young Adult Carers Project 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

  • Targeted one to one support for specific issues such as:

    • Employment, education and training

    • Housing

    • Mental health / Emotional support

    • Welfare benefits

To enquire:

Call our Young Adult Carers Project Co-ordinator Ben on 07881 095653 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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