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Young Carers

Young carers are children and young people who help look after a member of the family who is sick, disabled or has mental health problems, or is misusing drugs or alcohol. They may be someone who has direct caring responsibilities or they may be someone whose life is affected as a result of living with someone who has these conditions.

Burgess Hill Town Council supports Burgess Hill Youth to put on events for Young Carers throughout the year. The Town Council provides all administrative support and is the initial point of contact for Young Carer enquiries. Burgess Hill Youth lead the events on the day with support from Town Council staff.

Upcoming Events:

Burgess Hill Youth and the Town Council are working on the next young carers event to be held on during the summer holidays. Our target age group for our events is 6-11years. Normally we hold events every half term but we are both really busy working on Jubilee events so are unable to provide an event for the May half term. There are lots of activities available for children in the half term so please look at our Jubilee events page by clicking on this link.

If your child is a young carer, please do ensure you have registered with the West Sussex County Council team as they also provide events for young carers including a weekly support group for those aged 11 and over – however you must be registered with them. More information can be found on West Sussex County Council, please click on this link to go directly to the page.

If you have any questions at all please contact Jennifer on 01444 238207 or email


Young Carers Events 2022

Burgess Hill Youth and the Town Council ran a young carers event on Thursday 24 February at Fairfield Community Centre. Young carers took part in lots of activities, inlcuding making insect hotels, and bird burgers. The event was supported by the Lost Woods Project team from Action in Rural Sussex and lunch was generously provided by the Mustard Seed café at St Edwards Church.

Young Carers Events 2021

August 2021

Burgess Hill Youth led a young carers adventure in the woods on 12 August with lots of fun activities with the support from Karen, Michelle and Fran from the Lost Woods project at Action in rural Sussex. The young carers enjoyed lots of fun activities making memories at Bedelands Nature Reserve.

June 2021

And we are back!  We were so pleased to hold the first young carers event since February 2019. The event was led by Karen Lavers, Village Agent at Action in Rural Sussex with Jackie Cooper, chair of Burgess Hill Youth and supported by the Town Council. The event activities included den building, leaf bashing, hammock fun, nature wildlife inspections and much more. Everyone had a great afternoon and we look forward to more social events soon.


Photograph of young carer at event

Photograph of young carer at event

Photograph of young carer at event

Photograph of young carer at event