Are you 16 to 25 years old?

Do you care for someone with a disability, illness or addiction?

Our Young Adult Carers Service offers free, tailored support for Young Adult Carers like you.

From support groups and weekly drop-in sessions to individual life coaching, we can support you and your family and help you to achieve your goals.

Knowing I have someone to talk to on a day-to-day basis is really important. If I took my problems home, it would make things worse for my Mum.

Robin, Young Adult Carer

If you are interested in receiving help from YMCA Sutton Coldfield or you work for an organisation that wants to refer a young person to us, please the button below to download and complete a referral form

We know times are tough

Please pick up the phone

You are not alone

Get in touch

Call: 0121 354 5614 or

07879 910935



We can support you with things like personal development and self-esteem, as well as providing access to flexible respite opportunities to combine education, training or employment with your caring role. We aim to empower you and your family and support you with current and future aspirations. Our support services include:


  • 1-2-1 support and Life Coaching sessions delivered by a qualified Life Coach
  • Full statutory Carer assessment
  • Help and support to obtain an official Carers Card
  • Wellbeing assessment 
  • Online training opportunities 
  • Flexible family crisis support sessions 
  • CV writing, employment opportunities and workshops to improve skills
  • Food parcel service to those experiencing financial difficulties


  • Regular drop-in sessions, weekly and monthly, at a local coffee shop and colleges where carers can get help and talk about issues and concerns
  • Workshops throughout the year on a range of useful topics 
  • Respite opportunities and residential trips that offer a chance to socialise, meet other young adult carers, and gain new experiences along the way


We run a variety of FREE workshops on different topics for discussion and friendly debate. The topics support young people moving into our Young Adult Carer service, which have been identified by Young Carers as areas they would find useful.

As a young adult carer, you will be able to ask questions and get a better understanding of your caring role, how it affects you personally, and the likely impact on you both now and in the future.

Our workshops are available for all Young Carers. However, they are particularly helpful for Young Adult Carers aged 17+. Future dates and topics of workshops.

  • Wednesday 29th May 2024, 1.00pm-2.30pm: Budgeting & Finance for Independent Living, YMCA Sutton Coldfield, B72 1LE

For more information, contact Alan on 07931277708 or

Or you can email Birmingham Carers Hub at



We offer drop-in sessions for Young Adult Carers to access support, get help from our staff and meet other Young Adult Carers in a friendly, informal setting. 


Weekly Drop-In

Call in for a drink and a chat

Coffee #1

Sutton Coldfield


1.00pm – 3.00pm

Monthly College Drop-in Sessions

Our monthly drop-in sessions are at different colleges and community venues each week of the month. Please note they are held during term time (not term breaks)

1st week of the month:

University College Birmingham, Monday 11.30am – 1.00pm

Digbeth College, Wednesday 11.30am – 1.00pm

Handsworth College, Thursday 11.30am – 1.00pm

Joseph Chamberlain College, Friday 10am – 2.00pm


2nd week of the month:

Solihull Woodlands College, Wednesday 11.30am – 1.00pm

Bournville College, Thursday 11.30am – 1.00pm

Greenwood Academy, Friday 12.00pm – 1.30pm


3rd week of the month:

Hall Green Campus, Monday 11.30am – 1.00pm

Bordesley Green Campus, Wednesday 11.30am – 1.00pm

Matthew Boulton Campus, Thursday 11.30am – 1.00pm

Sutton Coldfield College, Thursday 11.30am – 1.00pm


4th week of the month: 

James Watt Campus, Monday 11.30am – 1.00pm

Sense TouchBase Pears, Thursday 11.30am – 1.00pm

Solihull College, Friday 11.30am – 1.00pm

Get in touch

For an informal chat or to find out how we can help you, contact Alan:

M: 07931 277 708

T: 0121 354 5614