Abbeyfield School Young Carers

We at Abbeyfield are passionate towards supporting all individuals that have taken on additional responsibilities and a ‘caring’ role. A young carer is aged between 5yrs-17yrs.  A young adult carer is aged between 18yrs-25yrs. They take on responsibility for helping to look after someone (usually a family member) who has a long-term illness or disability. This could include a physical disability, learning disability, mental health problem or substance misuse issue. If you think that your child has taken on extra responsibilities and would benefit from support with anything such as homework, social opportunities or just someone to talk to, then please do not hesitate to contact our Young Carer Leads: 

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We at Abbeyfield work closely with the Northamptonshire Young Carers Service, which offers:

  • Social Activities
  • Young Carer Groups
  • One to One support
  • Young Carer Forums.


The Young Carers Service will assess a family on an individual basis, taking into account that the impact of the young person’s role may differ depending on age and other family circumstances.   Initially this is likely to be via telephone to the family; occasionally, we will go back and speak to a referrer to clarify circumstances and best understand how we may be able to help. We will endeavour to work with other professionals for maximum impact and benefit to the Young Carer/s in a family.

For more information about the Northamptonshire Young Carers Service, please click here 

If you wish to self-refer to the Northamptonshire Young Carers Service, please click on the form below. This can also be completed with the support of the Young Carer Leads.

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