The Bridge Young Carers Service
Supporting young carers in County Durham aged 5 to 18
The Charter aims to ensure Young Carers are identified and supported at the earliest opportunity and that there is no ‘wrong door’ for a child or young person with a caring responsibility. The Charter engages the local community to expand support and services for Young Carers across County Durham.
Those gaining Charter status showcase their commitment to supporting young carers in their community and working together to build on this commitment and provide additional help, support and signposting for young carers and their families – building a stronger neighbourhood for young carers.
Those wishing to gain Charter status are required to:
For a current list of the schools and organisations that have achieved Charter accreditation since 2013, click here. Please get in touch if you would like to achieve Charter accreditation for your school or organisation, or for more information about the project.
In 2018 The Bridge received support through an NHS England Community grant to create a short film highlighting work with young carers. You can view a short version of the film on the Family Action YouTube account
Visit Family Action’s Young Carers webpage to hear about the experiences of a young carer, and to find out about other Family Action Young Carers services.
Family Action c/o Butterwick Hospice
County Durham DL14 6JU