Andover Young Carers has been raising awareness, providing support and advocating on behalf of the young carers of Andover, and surrounding villages since 2000. Through our work with local schools identifying potential young carers, engagement with statutory agencies and other local charities regarding support, and running groups both at our Bungalow and off site, we ensure that the needs of young carers are recognised and met.
We are part of the Hampshire Young Carers Alliance (HYCA), working together to support young carers in Hampshire.
We aim to provide a friendly, supportive environment where, as one young carer said, ‘I get time to be myself’. We are a place where young carers can be young people and have time away from adult responsibilities. We provide our services free of charge, seeking funding to deliver our support. We are the single point of contact for young carer support in our area.