Birmingham Young Carers Unite provide support to young carers aged 0-18

We provide

Depending on the level of support needed, our free service offers:

  • A monthly young carers respite group
  • Confidential one-to-one support with a dedicated worker
  • Help to access other services
  • Training opportunities, e.g. first aid, fire awareness or building self esteem and confidence
  • Telephone Support
  • Issue based workshops
  • Access to our counselling service if needed
  • Transition into the adult carers service once you reach 18
  • Opportunity to take an activity break, make friends and have some fun!
  • Whole family support
  • Information and Advice

Make a Referral

Anyone can make a referral to Birmingham Young Carers Unite. Professionals can make a referral on your behalf or families can self refer. Referrals are followed up with a home visit to assess the level of care being provided.

You can either complete the referral form with as many details as you can and:

Or contact us on 0121 227 7000 to have any questions answered.

Referral form

Meet the team

Tony Fraher

jAckie

Children's Services Manager

Jackie is our children's service manager who has been with us since December 2015. Jackie is very excited to drive the team so continue to do great things for young carers.

Tony Fraher

Dish

Senior Young Carers Support Worker 

Hiya I am dish,
  I am very passionate about my work with young people and I have over ten years experience in this field! I just scrape over the five foot barrier and this is why I own over a 100 pair of shoes!! In my spare time i like to write poems and practice calligraphy.

Tony Fraher

Anna

Senior Young Carers Support Worker

Hi, my name is Anna.
I have been working with different groups of young people and carers for the past 5 years. In my spare time, I love getting creative and making things from scratch. My favourite things to do are knitting and sewing – it’s not just for grannies, promise!
I look forward to meeting you soon.  

Tony Fraher

Claire S

Senior Young Carers Support Worker

My name is Claire. I'm new and started in December 2015. I spend a lot of time walking my dog, Penny on Cannock Chase. I also love baking, cooking, eating food and spending lots of time watching films and documentaries with my family.

Tony Fraher

LAura

Senior Young Carers Support Worker

Hi, my name is Laura. I've been working with young carers for 6 years and enjoy making a difference in their lives. In my spare time I love having fun with my crazy family. My life is a constant juggling act of kids, kids and more kids and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Tony Fraher

Bina

Senior Young Carers Support Worker

Hi everyone. My name in Bina Lad and I enjoy working with the children  and young people at the young carers service. I love going to the cinema, going out for meals and watching lots of reality TV.

Tony Fraher

Ruth

Senior Young Carers Support Worker

Hi, my name is Ruth. I love working with young people at Spurgeons. In my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my two sons, watching lots of films and listening to music.

Tony Fraher

Charlotte

Admin and Communications Officer

Hi, I'm Charlotte. I love travelling, food and running with my dog. 
I'll be on the other end of the phone when you give the office a call. I'm here to help so if you have any questions or worries just give me a call!

Tony Fraher

Will

Young Carers Support Worker

Hi Everyone, I'm Will.
I have been a carer since i was young(er) and am still a carer, so i have a real enthusiasm for the job I do here at Spurgeons Birmingham Young Carers Unite.
I like to watch old movies and TV shows in my spare time or going for long walks in the park with my pet pooch.
My favourite superhero is 'Wonder Woman', who is yours?
I hope to see you all in the future at one of our activities or family days.

Tony Fraher

Ed

Young Carers Support Worker

Hi, my name is Ed! I have a great passion for supporting and giving all young carers the best opportunity in life. Coming from a caring background myself, I know how it can sometimes feel being a young carer so I always have a spare ear to listen. In my spare time I love going to watch the best team in the world - you guessed it, Aston Villa! I hold a season ticket and never miss a home game. I also love to watch TV and playing on the Xbox One!

Tony Fraher

Sushama

Young Carers Support Worker

Hi, my name is Sushama. I have been working with chidren and families for most of my working life. Joining Spurgeons has been great as i love meeting new people from different walks of like and also enjoy the activities planned. In my spare time, i love watching movies, reading, meeting up with my friends and spending time with my family. One of my biggest passions is travelling as I love learning about different cultures and traditions.