Tower Hamlets Young Adult Carers Project

Do you live in Tower Hamlets?   Are you aged 16 to 25 and caring for someone with long term illness? If so, Tower Hamlets Young Adult Carers Project could be for you!

Young adult carers are people age 16 to 25 who live with or care for a family member or friend with long term mental illness, physical illness or disability. Often, when a young person is looking after a parent, they have to take responsibility for younger brothers and sisters too.

Caring for someone at a young age can have a huge impact on mental health and life chances, with young adult carers suffering from a range of conditions like depression and anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, poor educational attainment, social isolation and unemployment. That’s why we launched Tower Hamlets Young Adult Carers Project in September 2019 to support carers aged 16 to 25 living in the borough.

What we offer:


  • An informal weekly social group for carers to meet and make friends
  • Monthly information sessions on topics like mental health, healthy eating, relationships and personal development
  • Book club
  • Film club

Targeted one to one support for specific issues such as

  • Employment, education and training
  • Housing
  • Welfare benefits
  • Mental health / Emotional support

To enquire call our Young Adult Carers Support Worker Ben on:

07869 387 665 or

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First steps

If you haven’t already, please get in touch to

  • register with us at The Carers Centre
  • complete a Carer’s Assessment with us. This establishes your needs as a Carer
  • then if more support is needed we can refer you to Adult Social Care for a Support Plan – a gateway to more help.

How to get in touch and ask for statutory Carer’s Assessment, advice about the assessment, an appointment with a carers support advocate

Call the centre 0207 790 1765
In person: The Carers Centre, 21 Brayford Square, London, E1 0SG

Get in touch

The Carers Centre
21 Brayford Square
London, E1 0SG

020 7790 1765

Opening hours

Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

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