Young carers

A young carer is someone aged up to 18 who cares for someone at home who is unwell, disabled or has a mental health problem.

A young person may be a primary carer (the main person in charge of looking after someone) or a secondary carer (helping someone else, usually an adult, to care).

Support for young carers

The Oldham Young Carers' Project supports young carers by offering:

  • Individual counselling
  • Advocacy
  • Advice and information
  • Group social activities
  • Workshops
Young Carers' Project
Medtia Place
80 Union Street
Oldham, OL1 1DJ
Tel 0161 621 9400