Young carers: support and advice

Tower Hamlets Youth Service: Young carers and siblings group

The council's Youth Service is operating the Young Carers and Siblings Group. Young carers aged between 8 and 18 years are welcome to attend.

The project aims to:

  • provide young carers the opportunity to take a break from the daily responsibilities of being a carer
  • provide young carers the opportunity to mix with other young carers in a social setting and engage in sports, leisure and social activities
  • support young carers on any issues concerning them and offer more targeted support via the councils Early Help service
  • the group can take part in activities such as art, drama, music, photography, canoeing, biking, climbing, swimming, cinema, bowling, day trips and other activities as decided by the young people who attend.

Through club based and non-club based activities the young carers will be supported by youth engagement officers and workers to develop their self-esteem and self-confidence through group based activities and tailored support.

Club session timetable

Induction sessions every Tuesday between 3.30–5.30pm during August 2018.

Club based session will resume every Tuesday from the 4 September 2018.

Session times: 3.30 to 5.30pm
Venue: Limehouse Youth Hub, Limehouse Causeway, London E14 8BN.

The Young carers project poster is available to download.

For more information please contact:

Abdul Azim or Loxley Japal
Tel: 020 7364 6387
Email: Young.Carers@towerhamlets.gov.uk