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Sheffield Young Carers (SYC) is a registered charity that provides information, advice and support for children and young people (aged 8-25 years) who care for, or who share the care of someone (usually in their family) who is:

  • ill
  • disabled
  • has mental health problems
  • or who is affected by alcohol or substance use.

The service aims to reduce the isolation that young carers can experience and give them access to a range of social, educational and employment opportunities.

Support for young carers

Young carers are supported with:

  • one to one support
  • counselling
  • group activities for various age groups at various venues across the city
  • respite events and activities
  • support with education, employment and training
  • advocacy, case working, signposting and referrals

SYC also work with a number of other organisations, to make sure that additional support is available to young carers.

Please note, in order to get support from Sheffield Young Carers you must make a referral. However, the waiting list is around 6 months to access their range of services. 

If a young carer doesn’t want or can’t access their service, they could still apply to their Young Carers Activity Fund for up to £300 to get a break from their caring role. This can be either as an individual or as a group.

Family Project

SYC’s Family Project is for adults being cared-for by a young carer in their family. The aim is to reduce the impact of caring on their child. It includes one-to-one support, advocacy, group training opportunities, and social/peer support sessions.

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Contact Information

Sheaf Bank Business Park, Unit R7b, Riverside Block, 20 Prospect Road, Sheffield, S2 3EN

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