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

Sarah Mills

Sarah Mills

Children's Service Lead

My name is Sarah and I am fairly new in post as the children's service lead for the project (although I have worked for Spurgeons Young Carers since 2011).
In my  spare time, I play badminton for a local team and run a Brownie pack. I have two cats and a 2 year old, so the household is busy and can be very noisy. If I get a moment to myself,  I enjoy spending time chilling with a good book and watching rubbish on TV. 

I am very proud of this team as they do some brilliant work with Oxfordshire's young carers. 
 

Sarah Mills

justina petkunaite

Senior Project Worker
(South)

Sarah Mills

NICOLA HOLMES-BROWN

Senior Project Worker
(City)

Sarah Mills

LINDA GILLHAM

Senior Project Worker
(North)

Sarah Mills

SHARON DERBE

Sessional Worker

Sarah Mills

PAUL RUTTERFORD

Sessional Worker

Sarah Mills

RODNEY PRESCOTT

Sessional Worker

Sarah Mills

JANET JONES

Sessional Worker

I joined Spurgeons in June 2014 and am a sessional worker carrying out home assessments in the south and west of Oxfordshire. I enjoy meeting and having fun with young carers who attend the Hub group sessions in Abingdon and Witney. When I am not working for Spurgeons, I enjoy cooking, learning to ballroom dance and supporting Sunderland Football Club.