For any carer aged 8-18, there is support available from Sheffield Young Carers they offer a huge range of activities, 1:1 support, residential weeks, and the opportunity to get involved in campaigning for rights for young carers.  (Their social and support groups are available for anyone up to the age of 25). 

They are also able to offer a grant for young carers to apply for to fund a break from their caring role – for up to £300 (similar to our Time for Me grant, if you are aware of that).  The next closing date for applications is 17th September 2015.   

For details and application criteria, please visit: www.sheffieldyoungcarers.org.uk/young-carers-breaks-fund.