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Young Carers


A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. Research has identified that as many as 2 pupils in every class could be a young carer.

As a Partnership we have committed to working within the region to identify and support Young Carers.  Working in partnership with local authorities, we have developed a full programme of activities for young people in Year 10 and 11.

YouNE Cares is an opportunity for young people who have caring responsibilities to come together and find out what it’s like to be a student at a university in the North East. In 2015-16 academic year, we delivered a pilot activity whereby over the 3 event programme, we provided a range of activities at each of the Partner universities. This enabled every young person a chance to find out more about their potential future careers, whilst making new friends, build their confidence and most importantly – have fun! The Partnership offers this opportunity to all Young Carers in the region and does not specify entry requirements – we welcome students from all backgrounds.

Update – New dates for 2017 announced

The Partnership are delighted to inform you of the new dates for YouNE Cares 2017 below! We have slightly changed the programme to allow young people to visit us with their friends and family during half term and summer holidays, read on to find out

If you would like to be part of our YouNE Cares programme please complete the form below. Alternatively, if you have any questions about our work with Young Carers or any other activities, please contact us on 0191 2083128.

YouNE Cares Booking Form
Please provide the name of the person making the booking.
(If completing as part of a Young Carers Project / Service only)
(If different to above)
(If different to the one above)
If you are filling in this form on behalf of a Young Carers Service, please could you provide the names and details of all young people attending the event as outlined below. This can also be submitted by Excel Spreadsheet upon request (
The data collected through this form and during the YouNE Cares activities will be stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998), used for selection purposes and to administer and manager the application. In addition, this data may also be shared with and used by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), your local authority, Durham University, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, the University of Sunderland and Teesside University, for monitoring purposes to help evaluate the effectiveness of this activity. These parties will not use this young person’s record in any way that would affect them individually nor will any resulting report or statistics be made available in a form that identifies a young person individually.

North East Raising Aspiration Partnership
c/o Marketing and Student Recruitment
Newcastle University

Tel: 0191 208 3128