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Tameside Young Carers Project

The young carers project is somewhere that young carers can go to for:

  • Individual advice and support
  • The opportunity to meet other carers
  • Regular trips and activities
  • Newsletters
  • A young carers pack

The young carer information pack contains helpful information on:

  • Assessments
  • Help with moneyWhat to do in an emergency
  • Disability & Illness
  • Address:
  • Hattersley Children's Centre
  • Melandra Crescent
  • SK14 3RB
    • For more information contact Carolynn Brierley on 0161 368 7722.


Location: National 

This is a free and confidential helpline that is open for children and young people to ring at any time of the day. You can also download their app 'For me' on the app store. Counsellors are available to chat to every child that is in need of help, is worried or just needs a friendly chat. 

Open: 24 hours

Age: 0-19 years

  • Address:
  • Weston House
  • 42 Curtain Road
  • London
  • EC2A 3NH

Action For Children

We offer them practical and emotional support to ensure they enjoy and achieve, just like their peers. Young carers aren't going to stop caring. But we can help give them a break to learn and have fun, letting them balance their caring responsibilities with just being a child and growing up.

Please click here for more information.

The Honey Pot Children's Charity

The Honeypot Children’s Charity offers both respite breaks and outreach support to young carers and vulnerable children, many of whom would otherwise have nowhere to turn. We are proud to be the only charity in the UK offering consistent support throughout childhood; from the age of 5 until a child’s 12th birthday.  

At Honeypot House, children are able to choose from a range of ways to spend their weekend; swimming in our pool, playing on our adventure playground, riding bikes, visiting pets corner or baking special treats are just some of the ways in which these children are able to play, have fun, and make happy memories which they can cherish for years to come. In the summer of 2016, we also opened Honeypot Pen y Bryn in mid-Wales, our second respite home. Honeypot Pen y Bryn has allowed us to expand our services, and so we now can offer respite for young carers and vulnerable children in Wales, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool. We ensure that every Honeypot Child receives a birthday card, and a Christmas present. Our Christmas road show begins every year in October, travelling the country to hand deliver as many Christmas presents as possible. For many of the children we support it will be the only present they have.



Barnardo’s runs 20 services across the UK which work to support young carers and their families in a variety of ways:

  • Helping the family to find the support they need, and are entitled to, from local services, so that a child’s caring responsibilities can be reduced.
  • Supporting young carers to use local services such as sports clubs, support groups, and health centres.
  • Providing advice and emotional support through counselling and drop-in sessions
  • Liaising with schools so that teachers can better support their students
  • Providing opportunities for young carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities, spend time with other young carers and share experiences
  • Providing opportunities for young carers to learn more about their parent’s illness or disability
Please click here for more information.

Youth Access

We believe that every young person has a right to access free, high quality advice and counselling. Working with our members, we promote the YIACS model as part of local services for young people everywhere.

We do this by:

  • Providing YIACS with the tools they need to deliver high quality services to young people
  • Building the evidence to shape policy and services that meet young people’s needs
  • Promoting young people’s right to be heard

Young Minds

As a young carer you can find helping someone very rewarding, but you also have the right to be looked after. Find out what young carers do, how to spot if it’s getting too much and what to do about it. Please click here for more information.


Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. It is the only UK charity representing the needs of over half a million young siblings and over one and a half million adult siblings. Siblings have a lifelong need for information, they often experience social and emotional isolation, and have to cope with difficult situations. They also want to have positive relationships with their disabled brothers and sisters and to be able to choose the role they play in future care and support.

CANW - Child Action Northwest

We passionately believe that every child and young person has the right to achieve their full potential, whatever their background or circumstances – and, as a result, we work with over 6000 children, young people and families in the North West of England every year.

We work in the heart of communities – often in partnership with other organisations – to end family cycles of deprivation, drug and alcohol abuse, lack of self-esteem, youth crime, teenage pregnancies and broken families.

As a result, we help to strengthen individuals, families and communities so that children and young people can lead healthy and meaningful lives, with the opportunity to succeed in school, to grow up to enjoy healthy relationships, to have access to training and employment opportunities and to be successful in the world of work.

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St Peters Children Centre
Trafalgar Square
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0161 342 4260
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