Sheffield Young Carers (SYC) is a registered charity and a voluntary project which provides information, advice, support and advocacy for children and young people (aged 8-25 years) who care for, or who share the care of, someone (usually in their family) who is ill, has a disability, has mental health problems or who is affected by alcohol or substance use.
The service aims to reduce the isolation that young carers often experience and give them increased access to a range of social, educational and employment opportunities.
SYC is contracted by Sheffield City Council to provide free respite breaks allowing them to take part in social groups and activities. It also offers one-to-one support sessions in school time or after school. The service also has 2 Family Workers to support the cared for person with the aim of reducing the amount of caring responsibilities for the young person.
SYC runs a variety of group sessions for different age groups, at various venues across the city, please contact for details.
The support offered is time limited which would be discussed with the young person and family at the referral stage. Please contact for more details.
The service proactively reviews their provision and consults with young carers in order to evaluate the service and ensure young carers needs are met.
All staff and volunteers are DBS checked.
Referrals by Self, Family or Agency. Company limited by guarantee no 7461229.