Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Young Carers at Brightstowe

A Young Carer is a child under 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem.

Children may engage in:

  • Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)
  • Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)
  • Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)
  • Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)
  • Managing medication
  • Looking after younger siblings
  • Helping someone communicate

Brightstowe can support young carers. If you, or a family member, needs support please contact Mr Alasdair Keys or Miss Lydia Allen at and . All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence. Alternatively, you can call the school, leave a message and they will get back to you. 

We run a Young Carers group and support group and work very closely with the Young Carers Service of Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Young carers have a space to come and communicate any concerns or worries or they can just check-in to Mr Keys or Miss Allen during break time on a Wednesday in A4. Our aim is to support our young carers to be the very best that they can be.


Mr Keys, Head of Year 9        Miss L Allen, English Teacher