We have a great team of professionals who are here to support you in a variety of different ways to suit you:

School visits:

Staff from the Devon Young Carers service visit schools to offer support to individual young carers giving time to talk with someone who understands what life can be like for you. We can also offer advice to school staff about how to support young carers and how they can get the Carers Trust Young Carers in Schools Award https://carers.org/young-carers-schools. You may already have had an assembly about what it's like to be a young carer but if not you can ask your school who might be able to do this.


We have a lot of experience and knowledge about what life can be like for young carers and will be able to provide you with some of the best information available.


This is a chance to chat with one of our Young Carers Support Workers about how life is for you and how your caring role affects other parts of your life.  After this, we may give information and advice or help you come up with an action plan to ensure you can identify and achieve your goals.


Our team will be able to offer advice specific to your situation by giving you online links, access to leaflets or books or sometimes even helping you make an appointment with another service.

Trips, Drop-ins and Activities:

From regular clubs to one-off and residential trips, this is an opportunity to spend time with other young carers – a chance to make friends with others in similar situations as well as having a much-needed break from your caring role.

1:1 support from a Young Carers Lead Practitioner:

Following an assessment, we may have agreed that you will receive regular support and an action plan to ensure you can achieve what you would like or begin to see what it is you would like to aim towards.

We provide support to young carers across the whole of Devon.  Our Lead Practitioners are based in the four localities of Exeter, Eastern, Southern Devon and Northern Devon.

For more information about support in your area, please contact us at Devon Carers Helpline on:

t: 03456 434 435 or e: [email protected]