Are you aged 5 – 18?
Do you live with a family member with a disability or illness?
Does someone in your household have a drug or alcohol addiction?
Do you worry about how a family member is coping when you aren’t with them?
Do you sometimes miss school or turn up late because you have to help a sibling or parent before you leave the house?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. We can support you and your family through our Release Young Carers Project.

I joined Release and for the first time, I actually had friends I could play with and talk to. People who were just like me!

Amy, Young Carer

Our services and support:

  • Intensive and tailored family support
  • Regular respite at our weekly youth clubs and the chance to meet other Young Carers
  • Fun and exciting day trips and activities
  • Residential respite breaks  e.g. skiing and camping trips
  • Confidential 1:1 support and life coaching
  • Confidence building
  • School support and drop-in sessions
  • Awareness raising workshops / assemblies
  • Signposting to other resources and organisations

Typical activities: 

  • Games
  • Sports
  • Pool 
  • Gaming (Xbox, Wii, Playstation) 
  • Group workshops 
  • 1-2-1 life coaching 
  • Cooking sessions 
  • Meeting other Young Carers 
  • Day trips 
  • Snacks / drinks

Release Minis

A monthly play session and mini morning outing for our under 10s

School Years: Reception – Year 6

When: Saturdays 10am – 2pm (Monthly)

Where: YMCA Sutton Coldfield, George Williams House, Watson Close, B72 1LE

Snacks & drinks provided

Release Juniors

Our weekly youth club for pre-teen Young Carers, plus days trip during school holidays

School Years: Year 7 – Year 9

When: Thursdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: YMCA Sutton Coldfield, George Williams House, Watson Close, B72 1LE

Snacks & drinks provided

Upbeat Teens

Our fortnightly youth club for teenage Young Carers, including day trips in school holidays.

School Years: Year 10 – Year 13

When: Tuesdays 6pm – 8pm (Fortnightly)

Where: YMCA Sutton Coldfield, Fosseway Drive, Erdington, B23 5LD

Snacks & drinks provided

School Saturdays

Our youth club for Secondary School aged Young Carers.

School Years: Year 7 – Year 11

When: Twice a Month on a Saturday – 11am – 2pm

Where: Y@Fosseway, Fosseway Drive, B23 5LD

Snacks & Drinks provided

Please Note: Our club sessions can change. For up to date information please contact staff below

Get in touch

T: 0121 354 5614

M: 07879 896496