Serving the people of Bradford, Harrogate, Selby and Craven Districts

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Our Young Carer team offers a range of support, including 1-to-1 mentoring, youth clubs for different ages, trips and activities during schools holidays

Carers’ Resource has been supporting young carers in Harrogate and Craven for over 25 years. In 2019 we expanded into the Bradford district and in 2022 into Selby.

Our team is made up of people from all kinds of different backgrounds, including some who were young carers themselves. We believe that young carers are amazing and it’s our job to help them increase their confidence and well-being. We provide time and space for them to enjoy being with other young carers as well as opportunities to try all kinds of different activities and then tell us what they want us to do next!

Helen Prince

Head of Young Carers and Families

Helen Prince is the Head of Young Carers and Families, with responsibility for delivering and expanding our services to support young carers and parents of children with disabilities.

Having previously worked in the Public Health department of Newcastle University, she joined Carers’ Resource in 2005 as a young carer mentor and has had various roles within the team since then, balancing work life with caring for her autistic son.

Helen is passionate about providing high-quality support to families through a thriving voluntary sector. As an active member of Local Safeguarding Partnerships and multi-agency strategic networking groups, she helps to keep families affected by disability, illness and substance misuse considered as a local priority. She is particularly interested in emotional health and finding ways to increase carers’ resilience.

Ketisha Dale

Bradford Young Carer Service Manager

Ketisha manages the service for the Bradford district, supporting the other team members and also still working directly with young carers, especially in Bradford East.

Chris Windsor

North Yorkshire Young Carer Service Manager

Chris started working with Carers’ Resource in Bradford in June 2019 and now manages the service in Harrogate, Craven and Selby.

Chris is a keen musician and can be seen playing gigs in the Yorkshire area with his band. He also loves a good curry!

Linda Hall

Young Carer Worker (Harrogate)

Linda started working with Carers’ Resource in September 2019. She does one-to-one support, runs the BUDZ and Utime groups in Harrogate, and organises trips and activities.

Linda enjoys dog walking and cooking for family and friends. She often bakes delicious cakes for the Young Carers at youth groups.

Jo Gregory

Young Carer Worker (Bradford and Craven)

Jo started as a volunteer with Craven Young Carers in 2018 and hasn’t looked back, now a team member working in Craven and Bradford.

She is currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Youth Work and Community Development at Bradford College. Jo is often found up the Yorkshire Dales and enjoys jumping around at heavy metal concerts!

Carol Haycock

Young Carer Worker (Bradford)

Carol has worked with the young carers of Bradford and the wider district for 20 years! She now only works part-time but can still be found at groups, activities and in schools doing assessments and one-to-one support.

When not working and managing to somehow find spare time, she enjoys keeping fit by swimming and gardening.

Kate Vincent

Young Carer Worker, Selby

I have worked as a Young Carers support worker since October 2018 and have worked for Carers Resource since May 2022 having transferred over from Action for Children.

In my spare time I love watching football and listening to music.  I also do love a cup of Yorkshire tea!!