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         Fareham Eastleigh Gosport New Forest Test Valley Winchester Havant East Hampshire Rushmoor Hart Basingstoke Romsey

HYCA aims to share and deliver good working practice in line with Every Child Matters and support young people with significant caring responsibilities and strengthen relationships with other agencies by means of a single county-wide voice. Currently throughout Hampshire there are 7 young carers services. Within this website you will be able to find out what we do and how we do it. Please explore our website and let us know what you think of it.

Who are Young Carers:-

  A Young Carer is a person under 18 who has caring responsibilities within his or her family. This generally involves helping to look after a parent or sibling who has a long-term illness, disability, or addiction. A Young Carer is defined as a child or young person who is undertaking a caring role for a family member with a long-term or terminal illness or disability. Young Carers include

  • An 8-year-old boy helping his mum with household chores because she has MS
  • A 12-year-old girl helping her elder brother who is autistic
  • A 15-year-old boy looking after his younger siblings because his father is an alcoholic
   Winchester Young