Gloucestershire Young Carers

7 Twigworth Court Business Centre

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We believe every young carer should be able to enjoy their childhood and make a positive transition into adulthood


To empower young carers to build on their strengths and achieve their aspirations

Our Core Values

Gloucestershire Young Carers is built on the foundations of:

  • Empowerment
    We believe all young carers are ‘experts by lived experience’. We ensure they not only have a voice, but also agency, over their forward path and future opportunities.
  • Passion
    We are driven by our core belief that all young carers should be able to enjoy their childhood and achieve their aspirations.
  • Collaboration
    We have a holistic approach in all that we do. We believe in the power of connection and teamwork to achieve the best possible outcomes for young carers and their families.
  • Flexibility
    We understand that every young carer has a different set of circumstances and needs. Our tailored service ensures we deliver the most impactful opportunities for each young carer as an individual.
  • Compassion
    We have an empathetic approach and treat everyone with respect, consideration, and kindness.

Want to make an impact in your Community? here how

    • Fundraise: Organise events or activities to raise funds for GYC.
    • Donate: Make a direct contribution to support our counties young carers.
    • Volunteer: Explore volunteering opportunities with GYC.
    • Collaborate: If you represent a business, community group or organisation, consider collaborating with GYC.

Our Awards.

2010: Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship Award: for learning from the Australian model of supporting children of parents with mental illness

2014 – GSK/King’s Fund Impact Award: Overall winner.

2015 – Lloyds Bank Foundation Award: Regional winner for Enterprise and Collaboration.

2018 – 25th Anniversary Celebration  GYC celebrated 25 years of working with young carers.

2019 – Youth Volunteering and Social Action Award  Co-produced with young carers, GYC won the Children and Young People Now Youth Volunteering and Social Action Award.

2019 – Service Delivery Contract  GYC secured a contract to deliver services to young carers and young adult carers across Gloucestershire.

2020 – 2022 – Innovations and Adaptations: Swift transition to online services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2022 – Key role in setting up the Young Carers National Voice.

2022 – Introduced pilot projects: KidsTime workshops and social prescribing for young carers affected by ACEs.

2023 School Census: 500 young carers recorded in Gloucestershire schools (1 in 20 pupils).

Innovation and Specialism