Young Carers Service

Meet the Team – Alissa, Rhian and Jessie

We are here to support Young Adult Carers aged 16 – 25 across Bridgend’

Young Adult Carers support team atop Pen y fan

Young Carers in Schools Project

This project is for young carers aged 5 – 25 and allows us to provide one to one support for young carers inside or outside of school. We provide emotional and practical support to allow young carers to manage their caring role alongside their education. We go in to primary and secondary schools to train staff, support schools to start a young carers group, deliver raising awareness sessions and assemblies and identify young carers champions within the school.

Teen Group

We run a monthly group, funded by Children In Need, at the centre for young carers aged 13 – 17 to have a break from their caring role and meet others in a similar situation as themselves. We offer training and skills workshops, fun activities and trips during the school holidays.

The Bear Who Struggled to Care

‘The Bear Who Struggled to Care’

‘The Bear who Struggled to Care’ is a book about caring written by Bridgend Young Carers.

The book can be purchased in English or Welsh and costs £4.99 plus 99p p & p. All proceeds go towards projects which support Young Carers and Young Adult Carers in Bridgend.