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Who we are

Basingstoke & District Young Carers are a registered Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO) set up to support young carers aged 8 to 18 who live within the Basingstoke & Deane District. Our support reaches to the families and siblings of the young carers. 

"Young Carers is great! No care or worries for me, whilst I'm at young carers I get to be free"
Age 9

Who are young carers?

Young carers are children and young people who care for a parent or sibling with a long-term illness or disability.

What do they do?

Types of caring

The tasks undertaken by children and young people vary according to the nature of the illness or disability, as well as the level and frequency of need for care and the structure of the family unit.

A young carer may undertake some or all of the following:

■ Giving emotional support or worrying.
■ Practical tasks such as cooking, housework and shopping.
■ Managing the family budget, collecting benefits and prescriptions.
■ Physical care such as lifting.
■ Personal care such as dressing, washing, helping with toileting needs.
■ Giving medication
■ Looking after or “parenting” younger siblings.

Our Vision

Founded as a project in 2009, later formed as a Charity in 2019.  Basingstoke & District Young Carers aims to better identify and provide support for young carers and their families to develop emotionally and physically, as well as being able to take full advantage of opportunities for educational achievement. 

Our Mission

To preserve and protect the health and welfare of young carers and their families by establishing, developing and maintaining a support, information and advice service that relieves the needs of young carers, caring for a family member who has a long-term illness, disability or addiction to alcohol and/or drugs.

Our Work

Is dedicated to funding and delivering charitable services, and we strive to inspire and improve the lives of those who need assistance. Get in touch to learn how you can make a difference to our Charity.