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.

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 and supports young carers in Harrogate District.

She provides one-to-one support, runs the BUDZ and Utime groups in Harrogate with Nadine, and organises trips and activities in the school holidays.

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

Carol Haycock

Young Carer Worker (Bradford)

Carol has worked with the young carers of Bradford and the wider district for 20 years! She currently works mostly in Bradford South.

Carol 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)

Kate has worked as a Young Carers support worker in Selby since October 2018 and has worked for Carers’ Resource since May 2022

In my spare time Kate loves watching football and listening to music.  She also does love a cup of Yorkshire tea!!

Alana Steane

Young Carer Worker (Bradford)

Alana started working with Carers’ Resource in July 2021. She works in both Bradford West and East.


Alana love sports and spending time with her family and friends.

Amy Harrison

Young Carer Worker (Bradford)

Amy started working with Carers’ Resource in 2020. She works in the Keighley/ Shipley area and Bradford West.


Amy enjoys watching true crime documentaries and catching up with friends.

Bev Brotherston

Young Carer Worker (Craven)

Bev works with young carers in the Craven district of North Yorkshire

Bev is new to the young carer team but has worked at Carers’ Resource for a number of years and is excited to be working with children and young people again as well as continuing to work with the Contact team helping carers who phone us.