YOUNG carers from the district are being offered advice and support through a new hub on Instagram.

Behind the initiative is Carers’ Resource, which says the aim is to create a space for young carers – aged 13 and over – to find help and connect with one another as they move into being young adult carers.

A series of videos has been made – by young adult carers – giving tips and outlining their own experiences around applying for university places, getting jobs and moving away from home.

Followers of the Instagram page will also be able to access information and signposting on subjects such as interviews, building trust and talking to universities and employers about their caring responsibilities.

Chris Windsor, young carer team leader, said: “I am really excited about the launch of this page.

“It will be great to have this hub of support and somewhere young carers can go at any time to find resources and stories which will help them think about and plan for the future. I can’t wait for people to see it!”

The Instagram page can be found at @youngcarerhub –

Young carers can be put in touch with Carers’ Resource by a family member, teacher, GP or other professional.

Alternatively, visit or call 01423 500555.