Oxfordshire Young Carers
We support children and young people aged 0-25 whose life is impacted by the responsibility of care for an adult or sibling

What we do

Oxfordshire Young Carers currently supports over 600 young carers across Oxfordshire up to age 25. In particular, we offer:

  • Days out to have fun with other children
  • Work with other services and support them to deliver open sessions specifically for young carers
  • Referring young carers to one-to-one support via the County Council’s young carer’s support workers
  • Make applications to the Young Carers Support Fund
  • Create regular newsletters and web information for Young Carers throughout the year
  • Supporting schools to deliver the Young Carers school standards
  • Information, advice and signposting for all the family

Make a Referral

Referrals are received from a wide range of individuals and professionals. They are followed up with a home visit to assess the level of care being provided. Support is targeted so that the young carers with higher caring responsibilities receive the highest level of support.

Self Referral form Professional Referral form

Funded by

Oxfordshire County Council

The service is funded by Oxfordshire County Council and fundraises to pay for additional trips and activities for young carers.

Meet the team

Margaret Madden

Margaret Madden

Service Manager

Lorraine Hirst

Lorraine Hirst

Senior Project Worker (North - Banbury & Kidlington)

Alex Walsh

Alex Walsh

Senior Project Worker (Oxford City & West Oxfordshire)

Hattie Jones

Hattie Jones

Senior Project Worker (South Oxfordshire)

Sarah Mills

Sarah Mills

Senior Project Worker (Bicester & Witney)