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Have your voice heard!

Young Carers Council

Connect with other young carers

You are the expert in what it’s like to be a young carer. The Young Carers Council empowers you to speak out about what’s important for you and other young carers. You can also develop new skills and improve your self-confidence. There are lots of opportunities for you to have a real influence on things that matter to you. The Young Carers Council has been involved with 
  • Planning and attending our annual schools conference
  • Talking to Bath and North East Somerset Council about their Young Carer Strategy
  • Attending national young carer meeting and events
  • Helping The Carers' Centre decide how to run it's services
  • Creating videos to raise awareness of young carers

Members have also had the opportunity to get experience that builds confidence and can be included on CV's.

Who can join the Young Carers Council?

The Young Carers Council is open to any young carer registered with the Carers' Centre. It doesn't matter how old you are - your voice is important! The Council does have limited capacity, so we may need to add your name to a waiting list. If you would like more information please contact Leanna on or 0800 0388 885

Frequently asked questions

Here's some answer to common questions about The Young Carers Council.

Currently YCC meets every other month either in person at The Carers' Centre in Bath or online. 

Of course! Once you've chatted to us to find out more, and as long as there is space at the group, you are welcome to one of our meetings just to see what happens and meet the other young carers who are involved. If you like it, you can carry on coming. If it's not for you, that's fine too.

Email Leanna on or ring 0800 0388 885 and we'll talk to you about what's involved and what to expect.

Of course! We know it can be difficult to fit everything in sometimes. You don't need to come to every session we have - you are welcome to as many as you are able to attend.  

I'm really sorry but we can't provide transport at the moment. However, some of our sessions do take place online for those who aren't able to get to The Carers' Centre. In the future, we might also be able to offer transport, so if you can't get to us right now please do still let us know you're interested in attending! 

Need to talk? Call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 0388 885 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 1pm)