Humankind Horizon Young Adult Carers Service

Horizon Young Adult Carers Service is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund to support Young Adult Carers aged 14 to 25 years old across County Durham.

Young Adult Carers are young people aged 14-25 who care, unpaid, for a family member or friend with an illness or disability, mental health condition or an addiction. 

If you think you might be a Young Adult Carer we can offer you the following support:

 •       We can provide a time limited support offer of up to 6 months; a dedicated worker will provide one to one support around the caring role and any issues or concerns you may currently be experiencing.

•       A needs assessment of caring role and co-produced support plan will be completed and used as a basis for the support provided.  

•       Information, advice and guidance regarding education, employment, training, benefits and housing.

•       Emotional support through one to one interventions and peer support.

•       Peer mentoring training.

•       Signposting to other services which can improve the lives of you and your family.

•       Support with applications and forms.

•       Transition planning and support; supporting a smooth transition into adulthood. This may include support with any meetings with schools, colleges, universities or employers regarding the caring role and its impact.

•       Provide access to Carers breaks and the Carers discount card.

The service is completely free to use. 

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Monday to Friday 8.45am- 4.45pm

Who to contact

Contact name
The Horizon Young Adult Carers Service
01325 731 160

Where to go

Humankind: Inspiration House
Unit 22
Bowburn North Industrial Estate

Other details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

You can self-refer into the Horizon Young Adult Carers Service or ask your school, college or wider support services to refer on your behalf.  


Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.
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Address: Unit 22  Bowburn North Industrial Estate  Bowburn  Durham

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