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Young Carers Alliance

The Young Carers Alliance is a growing network of over 200 organisations and 500 individuals committed to improving the lives of young carers, young adult carers and their families. We bring together representatives from research, policy and practice, all of whom are committed to bringing about improved outcomes for all young carers.

The Young Carers Alliance provides opportunities for collaboration, sharing best practice and a strong, collective voice for young carers. You can sign up to be part of the Young Carers Alliance as an individual or as an organisation, and can subscribe to the regular e-bulletins at the bottom of the ‘Sign up now’ page.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please email youngcarersalliance@carers.org.

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Young Carers Alliance Members



Abbeyfield School
Action for Family Carers
Andover Young Carers
Anziani e non solo scs
Bannerman Road Community Academy
Barnardo’s Kirklees Young Carers
Barnardo’s Newport Young Carers
Barnardo's Northern Ireland Young Carers service
Barnet Carers
Basingstoke and District Young Carers
Be Free Young Carers
Berkshire Youth
Bracknell Forest Council Young Carers
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust
Bridgend Carers Centre
Bristol Free School
Broadland High Ormiston Academy
Caerphilly County Borough Council  Carers Team
Calderdale Young Carers Service
Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence
Cantell School
Cardiff Young Carers (Cardiff YMCA)
Care for the Carers
Carer Gateway (Australia)
Carer Support Dorset
Carers Bucks
Carers Centre Tower Hamlets
Carers Hub Rochdale-n-Compass
CarersCount2/Carers Health and Wellbeing Forum
Carers Federation Ltd
Carers First
Carers’ Hub Lambeth
Carers in Bedfordshire
Carers in Hertfordshire
Carers Network
Carers New South Wales
Carers Northumberland
Carers Queensland
Carers Support Centre Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Carers UK
Community Trade Union
Caring Together
Carers Trust
Carers Trust Heart of England
Carers Trust Hillingdon
Carers Voice Norfolk and Waveney
Carers Worldwide
Carlisle Carers
Centre 33
Cheshire East All Age Carers' Hub
Cheshire Young Carers
Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC)
City and Hackney Carers Centre
City of Wolverhampton Council
Cocoon Kids – Creative Counselling and Play Therapy
Community Connex
Credu Connecting Carers
Crossroads Together
Cumbria County Council
De Montfort University
Derbyshire Carers Association
Devon County Council Public Health Team
Dorset Council
Dover Smart Project
Durham County Council
Durham Johnston School
East Hants Young Carers
Enfield Carers Centre
Essex County Council Youth Service Young Carers Team
Essex Provider Network
Expert Self Care Ltd
Family Action
Family Action – Leeds Young Carers Support Service
Fareham and Gosport Young Carers
Free to Be You
Furness Carers
Gloucestershire Young Carers
Hamoaze House
Hampshire Young Carers Alliance
Harrow Young Carers
Hart and Rushmoor Young Carers
Havant Young Carers
Healthwatch Surrey
Herefordshire Young Carers Club
Herts and Wessex ICS
Hills Road Sixth Form College
Holt House and Carterknowle Schools Federation
Holt Youth Project
Hospice Toronto - Young Carers Programme
Howard of Effingham School
Improving Lives Plymouth
Inglehurst Infant School
Invisible Army CIC
Kernow Young Carers
King Charles Primary School
King’s College London
King's Oak Primary School
Kingston Carers’ Network
Kingstonian FC Supporters Club
Kool Carers South East
Learning and Work Institute
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Leicestershire Cares
Leonardo Trust
Lewisham Carers Hub
Little Dreamers Australia
London South Bank University
Marriot Primary School
Manchester Young Carers Partnership
Marshland High School
Mental Health Foundation
MTM Youth Services CIC

Neumark Foundation
New Forest Young Carers
Newcastle Carers
North Staff Carers
NPO Tokyo Soteria
Norfolk Family Carers
North East Raising Aspiration Partnership (NERAP)
North Tyneside Carers Centre
Northamptonshire Young Carers Service
Nottinghamshire Carers Association
Off The Record Youth Counselling Charity
Olympus Academy Trust
One Community – Eastleigh Young Carers Project
Open University Carers Research Group
Our Barn Carers Project
Our Time
Outward Bound
Oxfordshire Crossroads Care
Partnership for Children
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Plymouth City Council – Community Youth Services
Portsmouth City Council
Portsmouth Young Carers
Regents Park Community College
Richmond Carers Centre
Romsey Young Carers
Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI)
Safeguarding Network
Saint Ambrose College
Sandwell Young Carers
Sefton Carers Centre (Sefton Young Carers)
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Young Carers
Sibs – for brothers and sisters
Signpost Young Carers
South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
St Laurence School (Bradford on Avon)
Strategic Alliance for Young Carers - The Netherlands
Study Higher
Suffolk Family Carers
Surrey Carers Partnership Board’s Young Carers Sub-committee
Surrey Young Carers
Sutton Carers Centre
Swindon Carers Centre
TEN North East Limited South Tyneside Young Carers Project
The Benjamin Foundation
The Blandford School
The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove
The Children’s Society
The Lowry
Torbay Youth Trust
Trafford Carers Centre
University of East Anglia – Widening Participation Team
University of Leicester
University of Warwick
Wandsworth Carers
Ware and Rurals PCN
Warwickshire Young Carers
West Sussex County Council (Carers Commissioning Team)
West Sussex Young Carers Family Service
Westbank Devon Young Carers
Whaddon Healthcare
Who Cares campaign
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wiltshire Young Carers Service – Community First
Winchester and District Young Carers
Wokingham Young Carers Service - Berkshire Youth
Wolverhampton and Birmingham Young Carers
YMCA Sutton Coldfield
Young Caregivers Association (Canada)
Young Carers Initiative
Young Carers Matter Norfolk
Young Carers National Voice Network
Young Carers Research Action Group (Japan)
Youth Unlimited CIC


Dr Amy Warhurst – University of Winchester
Professor Ann McMunn – University College London
Aoife Bowman Grangel - University of Limerick
Dr Barbara Chojnacka – University of Szczecin, Poland
Camille Bou – London School of Economics and Political Sciences
Carly Ellicott, University of Plymouth
Dr Chloe Alexander – University of Birmingham
Daniel Phelps – University of Winchester
Dr Emma Maynard – University of Portsmouth
Dr Eugenia Caracciolo Di Torella – Leicester University
Dr Fiona MacCallum – University of Warwick
Galina Gardiner - University of Warwick
Dr Geraldine Boyle – Open University
Dr Helen Bruce - Lancaster University
Dr Jessica Runacres, Staffordshire University
Jo Moriarty – King’s College London
Dr Kate Blake-Holmes – University of East Anglia
Kirsi Hokkila - University of Turku, Finland
Dr Leanne Bogen – Johnston – University of Sussex
Dr Louise Oldridge – Nottingham Trent University
Professor Matt Bennett – Deputy Director at the Centre for Care at the University of Sheffield
Dr Michael Wyness – University of Warwick
Nadine Harding – University of Gloucestershire
Nicola Brimblecombe – Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Patricia Masterton Algar, Bangor University
Dr Rebecca Lacey – University College London
Rosita Brolin – Linnaeus University
Sarah Bayless – University of Winchester
Professor Saul Becker – Metropolitan Manchester University
Dr Trudi Cameron – University of Nottingham