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Siblings and young carers

Brother and sister

Young siblings of disabled children 

YoungSibs, is a UK-wide website for young siblings of disabled children. The site includes information and help pages as well as a forum to chat to other siblings dealing with similar issues. Visit the YoungSibs website.  

Sibling support in Ely

Jane Tuck, the Parent Support Adviser at Highfields Special School, runs a support group for siblings. For more information email

Young Carers Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Carers Trust Cambridgeshire supports Cambridgeshire young carers.  Visit its YC webpage


  • STEP Young Carers supports young people aged 5-18 across Huntingdonshire and Peterborough
  • STRIVE Young Adult Carers supports young people aged 16-25 across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk.



Centre 33  - support across Cambridgeshire

Centre 33 provides a range of services across the county for 8-18 year old Young Carers, including regular groups, a newsletter, and one-to-one support. For more information, contact Centre 33 on 0333 4141809 or email

Young Carers Assessment Team 

The Young Carers Needs Assessment Team assesses the needs of young carers. This means taking account of their hopes, aspirations, strengths and achievements, as well as need for advice and support for whole family.

More information about young carers' needs assessments 


A young person aged 18 or under who helps look after a relative who has a condition, such as a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem.

"Big Sibs" via Student Community Action

This project provides a volunteer befriender for children from oneā€parent or carer families, children that have suffered a bereavement, for children with disabilities, learning difficulties or behavioural problems, or children with family members who have disabilities, learning difficulties or behavioural problems. The Big Siblings are student volunteers from Cambridge University or Anglia Ruskin University aged 18 years upwards. For this reason Little Siblings must be between 5 and 14 years of age.

Find out more from the SCA website.