Young Carers Initiative in Hampshire


Hampshire young carers initiative funded by Hampshire County Council and Arts Awards are supporting young carers across Hampshre to gain a qualification whilst having their voices heard. The young people are gaining a bronze award in Arts Awards, whilst raising awareness with teachers at Health Schools network meetings. All their work is available on YC Voices Hampshire Makewaves online forum.

The Hampshire young carers Initiative are commissioned by Hampshire County Council to carry out development work across the county to help agencies to:   

  • Increase identification of young carers and improve support for young carers and their families to work to reduce the numbers of young people undertaking inappropriate and harmful caring roles.
  • Increase effectiveness of young carers and their family's participation in service planning and delivery

How can this project help you?

Our work is guided by the following strategic guidance (currently under review by Hampshire County Council):

Hampshire multi-agency strategy for young carers 2009-2012‌

Hampshire practice guidance‌ for adult and children's services in supporting young carers within a Whole Family Working model.

Joint Working Protocol‌ 2014
**UPDATED** Safeguarding children and young people whose parents/carers have problems with: mental health, substance misuse, learning disability and emotional or psychological distress 

Safeguarding BoardSafeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is a shared responsibility and a high priority for Hampshire agencies. It includes protecting children from abuse and neglect and ensuring that they grow up safely, having the best life chances to enter adulthood successfully. For advice about what to do if you are worried about a child or young person go to


There are many young carers projects in Hampshire that provide specific support to young carers and their families. Find out about local young carers projects in Hampshire and Hampshire young carers alliance HYCA (‌)


If you would like further information on our Hampshire work please contact the Hampshire Development Team:

Gunhild Chifunda‌: Senior Project Worker

Christine Slatcher‌: County Development Worker

Include Project - Hampshire Young Carers Initiative
Unit 4, Calford House
Wessex Business Park
Wessex Way
Colden Common
Hants SO21 1WP
Tel: 01962 711511
Fax: 01962 711512