Please fill in the form below and email it to – referral@befreeyc.org.uk 

 Be Free YC provides respite opportunities to young carers, to allow them to have a break from their caring responsibilities and make new friends who understand their situation. Additional services can be available at the charity’s discretion, such as Emotional Support and Befriending when respite alone is not enough and Support Workers have assessed the need.  


Criteria

To access our support the young person needs to be: 

  • Aged 8 to 17 years old and caring or helping to care for a family member(s). This can involve caring for a parent and/or a sibling. 
  • Negatively impacted by their caring responsibilities 
  • Live or attend school/college within either South Oxfordshire or the Vale of White Horse Districts 

Young carers with additional needs can be referred however, Be Free YC does not have the capacity or training to provide one-to-one support on trips and activities. If a young carer has difficulties following instructions, regulating emotions, or engaging with others, it may not be appropriate for them to attend trips and activities for their own safety and/or the safety of others around them.  

We encourage you to contact support workers prior to referring a young carer with additional needs to discuss if we are able to support them.  

Making a Referral

Our referrals have now reopened! We are now taking referral requests from South Oxfordshire, The Vale AND Oxford City!

Please fill in the form below and email it to – referral@befreeyc.org.uk