Young Carer Resources


If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact the following agencies depending on the locality of the young carer:

*      Wiltshire – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Team on 0300 456 0108 (out of hours: 0300 456 0100)
*      BANES – Children and Families Duty and Assessment Team on 01225 396312 or 01225 396313. If outside of office hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615165

*      Bristol – First Response Team on 0117 903 6444. When our offices are closed call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615 165.
*       South Glos. - 01454 866000 ‐ Monday to Friday; 01454 615165 ‐ Out of hours/Weekends
*      North Somerset - 01454 615165 ‐ Out of hours/Weekend

At the Young Carers Development Trust we take safeguarding seriously and believe that protecting people from harm is everyone’s responsibility. For more details on YCDT's Statement of Intent and policy, click here.

Young Carer's Mental Health Resource 

YAC Aspirations Conference April 2024

Exploring Higher Education


E-Mentoring Support

University of Bath

Know Your Rights at Work


UCAS’s Support for Young Carers & Young Adult Carers


Imagining University Life

Bath Spa University

Introduction to Apprenticeships

ASK Apprenticeships

Building Your Skill Set


Applying to University

University of Bristol

YAC Aspirations Conference April 2022

After the success of our first in-person conference, we can't wait to meet again next year!

A selection of the 2022 workshops are available below:

Employability Skills for Young Adult Carers

My Time Young Carers

Exam Ready (exam revision & preparation techniques)


Exploring Higher Education


Going to University (support for young carers to leave home)


Pressure Proof (how to cope with stress and access support)

Off The Record Bristol

University Life, Life Before University

University of Exeter

Young Adult Carers Rights

Bristol Carers Support Centre

Carers Rights Workshop 2021 

This workshop, delivered as part of our YAC Online Aspirations Conference 2021, focuses on the rights of unpaid carers, in particular young adult carers.

Young Adult Carer Aspirations Conference 2021

Our second highly successful conference, on 27th October 2021, was aimed at helping young carers to identify their strengths and apply them to higher education, further education and employment settings. We were delighted to be able to offer this to young adult carers and the feedback has been amazing.  Thank you to all those who contributed to the success of our conference this year.
An special thank you to those people gave who shared their experiences as a young carer, you are inspirations to us all:  Sir Ed Davey, Leader of the Liberal Democrats; Dekeisha Rodd, YCDT Ambassador and Scarlett Cooper, YCDT Ambassador. A huge thank you also to Sir Ed Davey for opening this year's conference so beautifully for us this year.  
We are delighted to be able to share these speeches with you:
Feedback on YCDT's conferences:
"Aim High. The route isn't impossible, just along an alternative path" 
"I now understand what I can access as a (young) carer"
"It made me feel a lot less alone as a young carer"
Feedback from organisations that support young carers:
"It will help me support young carers across my region"
"It gave me the desire to empower young adult carers with all the information I have taken from the day"

Young Carer Support Webinars 

Support For Young Carers Leaving Home This webinar is focused on enabling young carers and young adult carers to leave home to attend university, college or other educational settings. It includes creating a support plan for the cared for person, practical advice to support the young carer and emotional support.

'How to identify and support young carers to reach their potential' in school and beyond. Presented on behalf of Study Hire 

"Know Your Rights" This teacher CPD session explores young carer and young adult carer assessments, what support is available in education and health settings and other handy tips and advice. Presented on behalf of Study Hire 

Transferable skills gained through Caring This webinar discussed YAC related Covid-19 news, transferrable skills gained through caring, 5 Ways to Wellbeing 5/5: Give and Young Carer Action Day 16th March Webiniar 10/2/21 further information

Guest Speaker Amy Riley and her experience as a young adult carer In this webinar, guest speaker Amy Riley spoke beautifully about her experience as a young adult carer, the skills she gained from caring and then transferred to overcome her barriers to get to university. She also spoke about the people and schemes that helped her along the way. Guest Speaker Amy Riley and her experiences as a young adult carer further information

Carers Week: #MakingCaringVisible This webinar focussed on a Carers Week theme of #MakingCarersVisible. This webinar included a Covid policy update, #makingcaringvisible: who to tell and why, University offerings for YACs. Following this is a link providing further information about this topics and links to useful websites/resources. Carers Week: #MakingCaringVisable further information

Grants and Funding This webinar focussed on the grants and funding that young adult carers and their families can access.  Following this is a link for anyone wanting further information on the potential grants and funding referred to in the webinar, including recommendations from attendees: Grants and Funding further information

Looking after your mental health This webinar focussed on how young adult carers can look after their mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic. The webinar includes discussion about the importance of structure is to feel happy and healthy, and how a (loose) timetable can support that. Following this is a link providing further information about looking after your mental health, links to support organisations and activities referred to in the webinar, including recommendations from attendees: Looking after your mental health further information

Young Adult Carer Aspirations Conference October 2020 Closing Speeches: Amy and Alise