Advice and Info for Young Carers


If you are unsure where to go for the information you need contact a West Cork Young Carers Development Worker who will point you in the right direction.

Visit Our Offices at:West Cork Carers Support Group, Bridge Street, Bantry, Co. Cork

(see map at bottom of page)

The following organisations offer advice and information about services and supports for Young Carers.
Click on the logo to access the information.



Help with money



16-18 year olds can qualify for this annual payment, currently €1700, which can be used for any purpose if you are caring for someone full time i.e. not at school/working more than 15 hours per week.

Carers Support Grant


Help with homework


If you find your caring responsibilities are causing you problems completing homework on time or you have missed classes and are finding it difficult to catch up, then we may be able to help by providing a teacher to work with you at a time to suit you via our Young Carers School Support Scheme.

For More Info- Young Carers School Support Scheme information 2018

Application Form



I need to talk


Young Carers Development Worker

Telephone :- 0871507347 or 027-53848   Email:-


Samaritans    You can call us for free on 116123.


Call: 1800 666666 or text “TALK” to 50101

Childline website


Our National Freephone number is 1800 833 634

Text “TEEN” to 50015. #welisten

Teenline Website