Young Carers Toolkit
Gaddum Shine

According to the BBC, there are estimated to be over 700,000 young carers in the UK ( The responsibilities of being a young carer can bring lots of challenges including isolation, falling behind on school or college work and low self-esteem.

Gaddum’s Shine is a new targeted support project for young carers aged 5-16 in Manchester and Salford. It provides a range of help and support including:

  • Initial assessments
  • One to one sessions
  • Group activities and fun events
  • An online app and information hub
  • Mentoring

For more information please contact Matt Shiel on 0161 834 6069 or email

  • Manchester City Council has lots of information and support for young carers in Manchester.
  • The Children’s Society has  information on supporting young carers including the Young Carers in Schools Award.
  • The Carers’ Trust has also partnered with The Children’s Society to provide valuable insights into supporting young carers in schools. You can watch their short you tube video here.
  • Download our toolkit for teachers, youth workers and health professionals.

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