Southwark Young Carers

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There are over 2,500 Young Carers in Southwark and according to BBC research there could be many more 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.  Southwark Young Carers (SYC) will 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.


SYC is the borough wide service for Young Carers in Southwark, provided by Imago Community.  Young Carers are anyone aged 8-18 who are taking on caring responsibilities for a family member with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue.  This can include caring for a disabled sibling.  Young Adult Carers are those aged 18-24.


To make a referral please use the form below


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


We produce a monthly newsletter for parents and young carers which details times and locations of our events, latest news and updates.   For safeguarding reasons we do not publish this information on a publicly accessible site, however if you are registered for the young carers service and have not received your newsletter please contact us (email


For further information please contact the SYC Hub:

Phone 0300 111 1110


Twitter: @imago_community

Facebook: Imago Young People Support

The SYC 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

Information for GP Practices and Primary Care Practitioners

Volunteer with us!

Volunteering is a fantastic way to gain experience, improve your CV or dip your toe into a new career, plus it gives you the feel-good factor!  You can gain first-hand experience of working with young people, fundraising, PR, office administration or befriending.  Please get in touch today for a Volunteer Application Pack, training is provided.

“Knowing I have made a young person smile and feel happier for just a couple of hours – no better feeling than that!”  Leanne, Chill Club Volunteer Assistant