Torbay Young Carers

Have you left school? If so please go to the Young Adult Carers Page

Torbay Young Carers Service (TYCS)

TYCS perceives the term “Young Carers” as those who are under 18 years old who look after a member of the family who may be: sick, disabled, have mental health problems or are affected by drugs or alcohol. They may be involved in all aspects of running a home, as well as caring for their sibling’s and being responsible for medical, personal and emotional needs. They could be the sole carer or be supporting another family member with everyday jobs. Subsequently, these responsibilities may cause a domino effect onto home life, education, socialisation and all other aspects of childhood.

Torbay Young Carers Service aims to tailor individualised support to Young Carers which could include:

Information and Advice | Group Sessions | Family Activites or Outings | In-School Support 
Drop in Service | Activities Programme for Young Carers in School Holidays | 1:1 Work

We also provide opportunities for parents to meet with other parents!

Young Carers Quotes

It’s hard to talk to the teacher when everyone is listening.

Torbay Young Carer

It wouldn’t help if I stayed on late at school to do my work because things would still have to be done when I get home. Things like cooking the tea can’t wait!

Torbay Young Carer

I’ve had a really nice time.

Torbay Young Carer

What’s going on near you?


Ranging from days out at the Donkey Sanctuary, to Bear Trails at Collumpton, find out more about our wide range of activities and groups in Torbay that you could get involved in!

Young Carers Festivals

Click ‘Read More’ above to find out about our camping weekend at Fairthorne Manor in Hampshire. Including activities such as Kayaking, Zip-Lining, Wall Climbing and more!

School Service

We could be at your school to provide training, deliver presentations or simply be around for a drop-in session. Keep an eye out or get in touch to find out if we are at your school any time soon.

Get in Touch!

We would love to hear from you, so please fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Torbay Carers Together