Make a referral

Please note: Due to high demand, we currently have a waiting list of up to five months.

SYC offers one year of support to:

  • Children and young people aged 8-25 who are living in Sheffield and caring for someone at home, usually a family member, with physical or mental illness and/or a disability.

  • Children and young people aged 8-25 who live in Sheffield and are affected by drug and alcohol issues in their family (now or in the past).

  • We also have family support workers who may be able to support your family, where appropriate.

Referral process:

Step 1- FOR YOUNG CARERS ONLY: If you’re working with a young person who is in a caring role, please complete a Young Carers Assessment with them to find out what they need to make life easier. There may be some simple measures that could really help without needing to refer them to us. Please see our 'Resources to Support Young People' section which has lots of useful websites and resources to support you in this.

Step 2: If the assessment highlights they would benefit from additional support through our project, or if they are not a young carer (i.e. affected by substance misuse in the family but not in a caring role), please tell them and their family about what we offer. If they decide that they’d like our support, please complete our referral form with them and send it to us.

Having trouble downloading the files? Try downloading via Google Drive or contact us and we will email the forms over to you. 

Step 3: We will email you to confirm we have received the form and let you know if we require any further information at this stage.

Step 4: Once your referral reaches the top of our waiting list, one of our workers will get in touch with you to arrange a joint home visit with you to meet the young person and, where appropriate, their parent or person they care for, to talk through the support we can offer them.  Our support will be a time-limited intervention of one year.