Over the last year we've been speaking to young carers about the support they want from Gateshead Council.

We're now in the process of writing up our findings and producing a strategy for how the Council will continue to support young carers in the years to come. 

The Council will produce a formal document that professionals and the public will be able to read. It will include key themes around what they want to help young carers to achieve and how they'll do this. We'll also work with the Council to create a version of the strategy that's less formal and more 'young carer friendly'. 

We'll finish writing the strategy this year and you'll be able to find it here. In the meantime, if you'd like to find out more you can contact the Young Carer Service here