Young carers

Useful organisations

Carers Direct

This site is for young people who are caring for someone who is ill or disabled. You might have started caring without realising it. These pages will help you work out if you are a carer and how to get help for your family.

Carers Trust: Babble

Babble has been created by Carers Trust as an online space for carers under the age of 18 who are looking after someone who has an illness, a disability, a mental health problem or a substance misuse problem. The site provides a safe, fun and supportive space to bring young carers together. An online team is available to answer questions and offer support and advice by email or one to one webchat.

Broad Street Plaza Health Centre

The clinic provides confidential advice and support to patients, families and their carers, and can provide information on the NHS and health related matters.

Calderdale Dart

Disabled Advice Resource Team

CHIBS (Calderdale Help in Bereavement Service)

CHIBS is a free, confidential service and available to anyone who has suffered a bereavement. It is a charitable, voluntary organisation that offers a unique, independent service, giving emotional support to the bereaved of Calderdale.


ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people.

Education Welfare

The Education Welfare Team provides a channel of communication between home and school and between parents and Local Authority in order to ensure that children gain access to, and benefit from educational provision.  There is information about home education, work permits, entertainment licences, attendance and holidays in term time.  

First Response Team: (Children's Social Care)

If you are worried or have any concerns about a child please contact us as soon as possible.


FRANK is the government's national anti-drug campaign and provides information and/or advice about drugs, including a confidential phoneline, email, live messenger and a service to locate counselling and treatment.

Gateway to Care

Gateway to Care aims to provide clear and consistent information and advice about Adult Social Care across Calderdale.


This section gives information about the different services Identity (formerly GALYIC) offers to young people who identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or are questioning their sexual/gender identity.

Lifeline / Branching Out

If you would like to talk to someone about drugs or alcohol, Lifeline can give you the information, advice and support you are looking for.

Nacoa (the National Association for Children of Alcoholics)

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) is a registered charity offering information, advice and support to children of alcohol dependent parents.

Youth Centres

There are many organisations in Calderdale offering activities for young people. They offer a wide range of things to do. You can make new friends; seek information, advice and help; develop your own skills; take responsibility for yourself and others, and generally enjoy yourself.

Last Updated: 22/07/2015