Young Carers Support

Support for young carers & their families who live in Hart or Rushmoor

Hart Voluntary Actions offers emotional/social/peer support, practical help and respite care to anyone aged 7-25 years living in Hart and Rushmoor who cares, unpaid, for a family member with an illness or disability, mental health condition or addiction.

Family support is also available, where appropriate.

Our Young Carers Support service helps to reduce the disparities and stigma felt by young carers in comparison to their peers, in turn optimising the socio-economic outcomes experienced by them throughout their lives.

Our carers report increased self-confidence, feeling better supported, participating more in school and college, reduced loneliness…and lots of having fun!

What we offer

Young Carers’ Clubs

Our term-time weekly young carers’ clubs in Farnborough allow young carers come to have fun, make friends, relax and receive respite from their caring duties.

Transport is available and attendance is free at all our young carers clubs – we don’t charge for any of the activities or refreshments provided.

Outings & Residentials

We arrange day trips and weekend residentials for young carers, as well as respite activities during the school holidays and host a summer BBQ and parties at Christmas, Easter and Halloween. Our trips include visits to the swimming pool, bowling alley, laser tag and outdoor water parks, as well as the theatre for pantomime season.

Young Carers’ Support also aims to provide as many opportunities as possible for our young carers to improve their confidence, develop new skills and cope with the challenges affecting their lives though a varied programme of activities and events.

Young Leader Programme

HVA’s Young Leader Programme allows young adult carers a chance to get involved in running activities at our Junior and Senior Young Carers’ Clubs.

Our Young Adult Carers are also given confidential 1:1 support with a leader and advice about education, careers, benefits, money/debt, housing, relationships and health so they can plan for their future and benefit from the same opportunities as other young people.


A young carer can be referred to our project by a member of their family, their school or college, or by a health and social care professional.

Please contact us for a Request for Service form or click on the link to download a copy and return via email or post.

HRYC Referral Form – Oct 22

 “That’s one of the great things about Young Carers, we get to go to all these new places and do fun activities which I’ve never done before and wouldn’t have had the chance to do without them. It’s also great knowing you have someone to talk to. If I ever need to talk to someone about anything, I know they’ll be there.”

– Ben, aged 11



Link to our Privacy Notice for Young Carers:  Privacy Notice – H&R Young Carers – July 2018




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