Support for young carers

A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who looks after an adult in their family network who needs support because of a disability, physical or mental health conditions, or substance misuse issues.

If you or someone you know is a young carer, information, advice and support is available. East Sussex Young Carers (ESYC) provides a targeted service across East Sussex and works closely with other services.


Phone: 0300 777 2011

Find out what ESYC can do for you

Whole Family Budget

Limited funding is available from the Whole Family Budget and provides help to:

  • adults who have care and support needs
  • individuals with caring responsibilities
  • children and young people (under 18) who provide care for a member of their family network

To find out more about eligibility and how to apply, please contact us.

Discount carer's card

This offers savings and discounts at a range of retail and leisure venues for carers. Find out more:

Carers Card

Young carers aged 16 or 17

If we already know about the adult you are caring for you may be entitled to additional help. Find out more:

Carer’s personal budget

Support for brothers and sisters of disabled children

The Siblings Group is for brothers and sisters of disabled children and young people.

The group arranges activity days and social events and helps to build local support groups.

For more information contact us