The North East Raising Aspiration Partnership is committed to it’s work with Young Carers, and even in these different times, we’re excited to launch You-NE Cares 2022!

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.

Details of our 2021/2022 Young Carers Programme will be made available during August 2021. Please check back then to find out how we will be supporting students during the next academic year.

If you are interested in receiving more information about how we support Young Carers, please contact the NERAP Project Team at

In the meantime, please see the resources below!

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