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Barnsley Young Carers - Barnardo's

Who is the Service for?

Young people under the age of 18 who care for a family member.

We know that caring for someone who may be unwell, disabled or using drugs or alcohol can have a big impact on your life.  It can be difficult to find time to do things for yourself, like spending time with your friends or keeping up to date with your school work.


Young Carers sometimes need extra support due to the caring responsibilities they may have.

Some Young Carers may have difficulties around education, some may have a limited social life, some may just need a person outside the family to talk to.

How can we help?

  • One to one support
  • Group work
  • Information and advice
  • Activities
  • Opportunities to meet other Young Carers

What do Young Carers say about the Service?

“Helped me be more open with my feelings”

“Young Carers group helped me have time off and fun time”

“Coming to the group has helped me to make friends just like me”

“Gave me the opportunity to meet new people in the same   situation”
“Young Carers need help and support too”
“Young Carers group has helped me meet people who understand what we do”

Who to contact

Contact Name
Carole Aldam
Contact Position
Team Manager

Where to go

Priory Family Centre
Priory Campus
Pontefract Road
S71 5PN

Other Details


Referral Details

How to access the service

Referrals to the service can be made by:

  • A Young Carer
  • A Family member
  • Any professional supporting the child,
    young person or family


Other notes

The Young Carers Service is held in Priory Family Centre at Priory Campus.

The Service is fully equipped for all disabled children and young people. The building has full wheelchair access.

Local Offer

Last updated on 02/01/2020
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