Young carers' support and breaks: Call for practice examples

In 2019, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Carers UK developed guidance on carers’ breaks for commissioners and providers. Within this were 25 practice examples of existing services.

SCIE is now responding to user feedback on the resource and is seeking to include additional guidance and practice examples focused on young carers.

Additional practice examples

We are seeking examples from commissioners and providers of young carers’ breaks and support to include within the guidance and to support our research. The examples should refer to young people aged under 18 in England and/or young adults ‘in transition’ aged under 25.

We are interested in both well-established and evaluated practice, and promising commissioning and service models across health and social care, including statutory, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Submit an example

To submit an example, please complete the questionnaire linked below by 4 February 2020. To discuss alternative ways of submitting your example, contact