Darlington Young Carers

Support for young carers and young adult carers to reduce the impact of their caring role

Darlington Young Carers service supports young people juggling care responsibilities

Children and young people who have to juggle care responsibilities for relatives need real support as they go through their education. DISC’s innovative scheme, Darlington Young Carers provides a range of much-needed support for Young Carers aged under 16 and for Young Adult Carers aged under 25 living in the town.

Helping them cope

We aim to ensure that Young Carers are given the same life opportunities as their peers and have the required coping mechanisms to manage the emotional impact their caring role may bring

We provide

  • One to One Support
  • Activities, Support Groups and Respite
  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Whole Family Support
  • Advocacy

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If you are a young carer or if someone you know provides physical and/or emotional care for a family member with long term illness, disability, mental health or alcohol/drug addiction contact our Darlington Young Carers team.

The 2011 census identified 195,000 young carers in the UK, with 13,000 caring for over 50 hours per week

Reid Street School in Darlington became the first to be awarded a Young Carers’ Charter.