Young Carers

A Young Carer is a young person aged 18 years old and under who care for a parent or sibling who have a physical disability, mental health issues, learning difficulty or substance misuse.

A Young Carer might have these responsibilities:

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Looking after siblings
  • Shopping
  • Calming people down
  • Helping pay bills
  • Helping Mum/Dad/Brother/Sister to the hospital or doctors
  • Staying home instead of being out with friends
  • Giving medication

Impacts on a Young Carer:

  • Restricted Childhood
  • Impact on grades and GCSE Results
  • Restricted opportunities
  • Feeling Anxious and worried lots of the time
  • Strain on friendships
  • Feeling guilty and a heavy burden of responsibility
  • Struggle to get homework completed


Telephone: 01329 843127

Young Carers School Lead at Henry Cort Mrs J. Vickers

Email –


Parent Support Advisor at Henry Cort 
Mrs S Pratt

Email –


Assistant Principal
Dr F Lansley


advice, support, guidance

Drop in session – All Young Carers Welcome – (Pop in and see us)  

KIDS logoDrop in session are available to all Young Carers every Monday lunchtime (13:05hrs to 13:35hrs) in the Community Hub. These sessions are run by Young Carers, Mrs J. Vickers and Jack Traylen from Gosport and Fareham Young Carers (KIDS).  Refreshments are available in these sessions and are where Young Carers can come along and spend time to; chat, play board games, complete homework, eat their lunch and bring a friend to spend time with.

There is also a Young Carers message box in the foyer outside the Progress office. This is for Young Carers to put any messages or comments they would like to pass to Mrs J. Vickers (Young Carers school lead) or you can email

Signposting and Further Information


KIDS Services  The Childrens Society