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Northamptonshire Carers - Young Carers Service

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A young carer is aged between 5yrs-17yrs. A young adult carer is aged between 18yrs-25yrs. (Young Adult Carers over 18 years old are supported by the Adult Carers Service. ( . Young and Young Adult Carers take on responsibility for helping to look after someone (usually a family member) who has a long-term illness or disability. This could include a physical disability, learning disability, mental health problem or substance misuse issue.

The Young Carers Service will assess a family on an individual basis taking into account that the impact of the young person’s role may differ depending on age and other family circumstances. The Young Carers Service offers 1-1 support, social activities, groups, advocacy and family support (such as signposting to relevant agencies).

Anyone can make a referral to the Young Carers' Service, including the family themselves. Please contact the team in advance if there are any queries about eligibility (to avoid disappointment). Please note that referrals for under-18s must have permission from the parent or guardian.


  • Brackley Area
  • Corby Area
  • Daventry Area
  • East Northants Area
  • Kettering Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Towcester Area
  • Wellingborough Area
  • North Northamptonshire
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Age range
Suitable for ages from 5 years to 17 years
Referral route
Self Referral
For people with
Caring Responsibilities
Eligibility criteria
  • Age Range - School
  • Carer / Family / Parent / Relative
  • Age Range - Adulthood
Provider category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support


123 Midland Road
United Kingdom


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Last updated 22 March 2024