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For Children and young people who look after someone

Do you help to look after someone with a disability or someone who is unwell? Many children and young people do. We think you are amazing. 

Sometimes young people under 14 are called Young Carers and under 25 are called Young Adult Carers.


Looking after someone can help you develop a range of skills in caring, being organised, having empathy, handling difficulties. It can also feel great to help someone else.  We know it can also be challenging to support someone  whilst  juggling so many changes in your life such school / uni / work /friends / a social life, and just  how important it is to have someone that you can reach out to, to talk to.

We have a friendly team at Credu that is here for you.  You can:

  • Chat to our outreach worker in your area about what is happening for you and any support you might need.

  • Join a young carer group or activities near you

  • Join on-line

  • Take part in trips and events

  • Get support to work with your school to overcome challenges with juggling caring and learning

  • Get support to work out how to go to university / get work when you look after someone


We also organise support groups and activities and can connect you with other young carers who are in similar situations.

Credu is here for you and will work with you to provide you with exactly the support that you need and want.

Support For You

What Young Carers are saying

"Being involved with Young Carers has made such a difference to me"

"I like organising stuff with Credu because it is fun and make things happen"

"Club is great and is a place I can be me!"

Groups and Trips

Groups and Trips

We have 12 Young Carer Groups that meet up regularly across Wrexham, Conwy and Denbighshire and there are always a range of activities and trips taking place on weekends and school holidays. The events calendar only shows some of what we are doing, so please do get in touch.

School and Education

Young Carers Rights

Young Carers Rights

The rights for children and young people are from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

Your rights as a Young Carer:

  • The right to learn and have an education

  • The right to meet with friends and enjoy groups and clubs

  • The right to relax and play

  • The right to privacy

  • The right to say what you think should happen and be listened to

Please do get in touch with Credu if you need any support with your rights! 01597 823800/ WCDYC on Facebook.

You Matter too...

Social Media
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Lets Get Social

Keep up to date with all the latest news, events, days out and fun things to do online by becoming a part of our social media 

Useful Numbers and Links

999 in emergencies or 101 for advice:

e.g. I think we are being bullied in our house as there is rubbish thrown in our garden all the time.





0800 1111


MIND age 16 plus:

01597 824411



suicide prevention: 0800 068 4141


Young Carers helpline:

0300 123 1053



Contains information about benefits, links to national and local support organisations, and a directory of services. (9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) (11am to 4pm at weekends) you can ask for a call back in one of more than 170 languages.


NHS Choices - Young Carers:

This area of the site is for young people who are caring for someone who is ill or disabled. You might have started caring without realising it. In this section you can find out more about: How to tell if you're a Young Carer, Who can help you and Young Carers' rights


Carers Trust: Head Office: 0300 772 9600


The Honeypot: works to enhance the lives of Young Carers aged

5-12 years by providing respite breaks


SIBS: For brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults - Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister.

Family information Service Info Shop: 01745 815 891

CAMHS: 0300 123 6661

Childline: 0800 1111

Disability Wellbeing Navigators, Mandy Lewis and Rebecca Beech: 01824 712998 ext 2998


NSPCC: 0844 89202 75

VIVA: 01745 357941

Social Services Conwy Social Services: Tel 01492 575111 Child / 0300 456 1111 Adult


Denbighshire Social Services is: 01824 712200 (Gateway)


Wrexham: 01978 292039

Conwy: 0300 456111

Denbighshire: 0300 4561000

Carers Outreach Service: 01248 370797

Carers Trust: 01492 542212

Conwy Carers Outreach: 01248 370797


Wrexham: 0300 3301 178

Conwy: 0344 4772020

Denbighshire: 01745 334568

Create a Smile: 01745 344303

Cruise Bereavement: 01492 536577



Wrexham: 01978 314313

Conwy: 01492 539940

Denbighshire: 01745 369508

NEWCIS: 01745 331181

VIVA: 01745 357 941

Wrexham FIS: 01978 292094


Yvone: 07826 108273 Sarah: 07749 998708

Youth Homeless Prevention: 01978 317955

Young Minds: 0808 8025544

Young mind also do text service - text “YM” to 85258 (When I have referred kids they have preferred the text option)

Team Around the Family: 01824 712 981

STAND North Wales: Yvone: 07826 108273 Sarah: 07749 998708

Food Banks - Your Outreach Worker can help you with accessing those.

Useful Links
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