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Young Carers Service Bolton

A new service is here for young carers of Breightmet


Life as a young carer can be challenging. If you are between 8 and 18 years old and help look after someone at home who is ill, or has a mental or physical disability, we are here to help you.


This service supports young carers who live in the Breightmet neighbourhood of Bolton, in Greater Manchester.

What might a young carer do?

  • Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework, shopping and family budgeting
  • Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed
  • Personal care, such as helping someone out of bed with a hoist and to help them to dress
  • Helping with siblings
  • Helping to give medicine, collecting prescriptions

How a caring role can affect a young carer:

  • Emotionally – putting others first, being worried anxious or stressed
  • Physically – Suffering strains from heavy lifting, not looking after their own health
  • Socially – Not able to meet up with friends
  • Educationally – Difficulties concentrating in class, feeling tired, worried, no time for homework

How Crossroads Together can help:


Groups for young carers

Fun, relaxed and varied group activities where you can hang out with other people your age in an easy going and supportive setting.

  • Groups base in and around Breightmet.
  • Time away from caring responsibilities
  • Meet other young carers
  • Online Zoom groups when we can’t meet face to face
  • Someone to listen and a place to talk


Summer and School Half term

  • Day trips and activities


One to one support

  • Information and funding advice
  • Help with dealing with how you are feeling
  • A chance to offload
  • Support and advocacy

Get In Touch or Make A Referral

To make a referral, please use the forms below. If you are making a general enquiry, please enter your details to arrange a call back.

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    This young carers service offers support to young carers in Breightmet. This service is funded by:

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