About Sheffield Young Carers

Who we are

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

It’s nice - I’ve made some friends who are in the same situation as me.
— SYC member

What we do

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

We also offer support to children and young people aged 8-25 who live in Sheffield are affected by drug and alcohol issues in their family (now or in the past).

We provide support through one-to-one work, group support, trips, holidays, and support with education, employment, and training.

We can work with young carers’ families, with the aim of reducing the caring that the young person is taking on and improving life for the whole family.

We also work with organisations across the city to make sure that additional support is available to young carers and young people affected by familial substance misuse.

If you would like to refer a young person to our service, please talk to them about the services we provide. With their consent, you can then refer them to our service

Our Impact Report 2017-18 provides information about our charity and what we achieved in that period.