Supporting Young Adult Carers 18-24 and their families to develop the skills, confidence and resilience to deal with Life’s challenges


Who is a Young Adult Carer?

If you are between the ages of 18 and 24 and have someone in your household who has mental ill health, substance dependency, disability, or is ill with another condition such as cancer and depend on you for support, then you are a young adult carer. We know that just being in a household with someone who is ill can have a huge effect on you emotionally, and our Transitions workers are here to support you.


I am a Young Adult Carer, what support can I get?

BRIGHT FUTURES UPBEAT supports Young Adult Carers aged 18-24 who are in education or employment to develop the skills, confidence and self-esteem they need to maintain this commitment and be better able to deal with life’s challenges.


Young Carers can receive:

  • Targeted information and support on a 1:1 basis
  • Accredited training to improve aspirations and confidence
  • Support to remain in education/training/employment
  • Healthy lifestyle and well-being advice
  • Support to attend peer group meetings to improve social development, build new friendships, share experiences, try new things, and help to cope better with caring responsibilities
  • Training to use technology to access training and coursework, manage money, apply for benefits and funding, research services and access further online support
  • Help for families to access support services to better manage their circumstances


If you think you are a young carer and would like some support, or know somebody who is, please contact Jessica Suddick by phone 07934 296605 or by email at jess.suddick@youngdevon.org
You can find out more about Bright Futures Upbeat here.