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How I support young carers

Who is this service for?
Young people who are aged up to 18 living in Manchester and Salford who identify as being a young carer.

Salford Young Carers Referral Form

Salford Young Carers Information Pack – Professionals

Read a Poem by Kiara (young carer)

Young carers look after someone else who may be unwell, have a disability, poor mental health or be tackling a drugs or alcohol addiction. They do this simply because they care.

Carers aged up to 18 are known as young carers and often take on practical and emotional caring responsibilities, tasks usually expected of adults. Tasks undertaken can vary according to the nature of the illness or disability, the level and frequency of need for care and the structure of the family as a whole.

Young Carers Factsheets

Young Carers Factsheet – Being a Young Carer

Young Carers Factsheet – Bullying

Young Carers Factsheet – Self Esteem

Young Carers Factsheet – Stress

Young Carers Factsheet – Social Isolation

Shine Young Carers Project

Our Shine Young Carers Project is funded by the National Lottery. We work with young people aged 5-16 in Manchester who have been identified as a young carer in need of targeted support.

We provide a listening ear, life tools, regular groups and activities, knowledge and a boost of confidence to live better more fulfilled lives.

For more information please email If you wish to discuss a referral please call 0161 834 6069.

Shine Young Carers Referral Form

Shine Young Carers Information Pack – Professionals

Where does Gaddum support carers?


With a specific contact point for carers living in Manchester, Carers Manchester is a one stop shop of advice, support and information.

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Carers services in Salford offer advice, support, a helping hand and a listening ear for carers.

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What people say about my carers service

I think that it’s really important for people to know about young carers because if there are other children who look after siblings or Mums and Dads, they need to know that there are people there for them to talk to if they are feeling upset.

Young carer

I can’t thank Salford Young Carers service enough for supporting us. I have already started to point parents in my school in your direction.

School representative

Thank you very much for everything you've done for us and everything you do. I really appreciate all of your help.

Young carer

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