East Sussex Young Carers

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There are over 3,000 Young Carers in East Sussex and according to BBC research there could be another 11,000 hidden Young Carers! It is important that Young Carers know that they are not alone in their caring role.

Being a Young Carer can have a negative impact on a Young Person such as low confidence and self-esteem, low educational attendance & attainment and poor physical & mental health.  It is East Sussex Young Carers aim to reduce the negative and highlight the positive impact of being a carer such as increased resilience, empathy, non-judgemental attitude and caring nature.


East Sussex Young Carers provided by Imago funded by East Sussex County Council, supports Young Carers aged 5-18 who are responsible for caring for a family member with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issues.  

ESYC works with schools, communities, and statutory and voluntary agencies to identify hidden young carers. Following assessment, ESYC offer a range of short-term interventions including signposting, one-to-one support, in school support and workshops. 

ESYC also offer training and information to professionals. 

For further information please contact the Imago Young Carers Hub:

Phone: 0300 111 1110

Email: youngcarers@imago.community 

Twitter @imago_community

Facebook: Imago Young People Support

The Imago YC Hub is available for you to call Monday - Friday 9-5pm to talk about Young Carers' needs and can provide information, advice and signposting.


Referral Form

Young Adult / Adult Carers

If you are aged 16+ and caring for an adult, you can complete an on-line self-assessment, this is an opportunity to tell Adult Social Care about your caring role, your needs as a carer and the things you think will help.

The carer's self-assessment form is easy to complete and if you need support, Adult Social Care or East Sussex Young Carers are happy to help.

To complete your carer self – assessment online click here

If you are under 16 years of age, you can ask for a carers assessment from East Sussex Young Carers.