A group of young carers taking part in an animation workshopWe know that having a caring role, while often being rewarding, can also have an impact on your emotional or physical well-being at school, your educational achievement, and your life chances. We are here to support you so that your education doesn’t become another stress in your life, and to help you get the most out of it.

Our team of friendly and supportive outreach workers are available to talk about balancing caring with school, college or 6th form, and to discuss your options if you want to leave home to go to University.

If your school doesn’t know that you are a young carer, they won’t be able to support you as well as they could with things like lateness and poor attendance, not handing in homework on time or low grades, missing extra-curricular activities, feeling tired and isolated, or bullying.

We can help you with support and advice for all of these, and we can also make the link with your school and help them with young carer policies, teacher training, assemblies and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) lessons. We understand what it’s like to be a young carer, and we can help your school to support you, while respecting your privacy and so that you’re not seen as ‘different’.

We have regular drop-in sessions in some Powys schools, so we may be able to see you there: your outreach worker will tell you whether we visit your school.

We also put on trips and activities for young carers and young adult carers, so you can spend time with others who understand what your life is like, which helps balance out life and school pressures.

Check out the young carers pages for your area, in Powys and in Wrexham/Conwy/Denbighshire, or get in touch with us directly on the contact page.