Young Carers

Young carers aged 8-18 years old are all invited to take part in our activities for each age group. Our events are various and entertaining, the best way to relax, have some fun and make friends!

Young carers holiday clubs

Young Carers residential trip to HoneyPot in April 2017
Young Carers residential trip to HoneyPot in April 2017

The holiday club runs throughout the year – summer, half term and Easter, usually from Tuesday to Thursday, 9:30am to 3:30pm for children and young people aged 8-16 years old.

The scheme includes a range of positive and engaging activities where young carers can have fun, learn new skills and be creative. It is sponsored by Phoenix Community Housing Community Chest.

Below are a few comments about the holiday scheme in 2016/17:

“We worked as a team doing it (cooking), had fun doing it and made some good food… sometimes you need people to help you and not to do stuff by yourself.” Aaron, aged 13.

“Young carers holiday club is a fun, engaging place for young people to be. It is full of carefully planned activities that give young people who attend a chance to be creative, relax and so importantly interact with other young carers. The holiday club is so special because it gives young people the chance to go trips and do activities that might otherwise be impossible due to their situation at home.” Lauren, Volunteer

“Brilliant. He enjoyed the programme. I am grateful that my family can take part, I have noticed a change and my son is now more confident.” Young carers parent.

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They say about us…

“They are very friendly and show so much compassion it’s unbelievable. The games they play are so enjoyable.” Parent

“The support provided for Young Carers in Lewisham is invaluable and we are really glad to be able to offer support for children through these funded activities.” Professional

Carers Lewisham
Waldram Place
Forest Hill
SE23 2LB

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm


Carers Lewisham is a Carers Trust Network Partner and is accredited by Advice Quality Standard Mark.

We are funded by London Borough of Lewisham, NHS Lewisham (CCG), Children in Need, Donations and Legacies.

Registered Charity No: 1073592
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