Young carers are children and young people who help care for someone who is ill, has a physical or learning disability, mental health problems or drug and alcohol issues.

There is a lot of help and support for young carers and we provide a break from their caring responsibilities.



We are here to support you. We understand that you have needs too, while you find a balance between caring and other activities in your life. We run several carers groups and provide a point of contact to answer your queries.

You can get support and a break from your caring role. Join our Young Carers group for regular meetings and fun activities. We run three groups at West Norfolk Carers.

Group One: aged 7 – 11. Meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Group Two: aged 11 – 14. Meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 6pm – 8pm

Group Three: aged 14 - 18. Meet on the third Wednesday of the month from 6pm – 8pm

Heacham Young Carers : aged 7 - 18. Meet on the last Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Linking Together (Young Carers affected by family members substance abuse) : aged 7-18. Meet on the second Saturday of the month 10am - 12pm.

Click here to download our Young Carer Referral form.