About Sheffield Young Carers

Who we are

Sheffield Young Carers (SYC) is a registered charity which has been running since 1997.

It’s nice to have a break from home...and I have
made some friends who are in the same situation
as me.
— Young carer

What we do

We offer support to children and young people aged 8-25 who live in Sheffield and provide care for one or more family members who have disabilities, long-term physical illnesses, mental health difficulties and/or a problem with drugs or alcohol. They may be providing physical, personal, financial and/or emotional care.

These children and young people are known as ‘young carers’ and we support them by offering one-to-one support, group activities, respite holidays and support with education, employment and training.

We also work with organisations across the city to make sure that additional support is available to young carers.

If you would like to refer a young carer to our service, please talk to them about Sheffield Young Carers and the services we provide. With the young carer and their parent or guardian's permission, you can then refer them to our service

Our Annual Report for 2015/16 provides information about our charity and what we achieved in that period.