Welcome to Babble — an online community for young carers

Babble has been created by Carers Trust as an online space where those aged under 18 who are caring for a family member or friend can chat, share their experiences and access information and advice.

The site aims to bring together young carers from across the UK in an online space which is safe, fun and supportive.

Children & Young People Now Awards 2016 winners logo

Babble is an award-winning online community - receiving the Young Carers Award at the Children & Young People Now Awards in 2016.

The online team are on hand to answer any questions you might have, and to offer support and advice via e-mail or one-to-one webchats.

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About Carers Trust

Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. With our Network Partners, we aim to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK.

Visit our website to find out more about Carers Trust.

What do we do?

Together with our Network Partners, we provide access to desperately-needed breaks, information and advice, education, training and employment opportunities. Our Network Partners benefit from the provision of grants, advice documents and reports to improve carers' services. We give carers and young carers avenues to speak to someone and make their voices heard, offline via our carers' services and young carers' schemes and online via our interactive websites: carers.org, Matter (carers aged 16-25) and this site, Babble (carers aged under 18).

Get involved


You can really help out by giving some of your time to helping us support carers. Carers Trust has Network Partners across the UK and many of these would welcome help. We also have offices in London, Glasgow and Cardiff. Find your nearest carers service.


Would you like to make a donation to support our work with carers? Visit the main Carers Trust website for more information on ways to get involved and support Carers Trust.

Share your story

We often get asked to explain what it’s like to be a young carer. You could help by telling us your story so that we can use it to make more people understand how caring affects young people. We might use your stories in school materials, information packs, newspapers and magazines.

Don’t worry, we won’t use real names and we always ask for permission before using anything. Email youngcarers@carers.org to find out more.

Contacting Carers Trust

If you have a press enquiry, please contact the press team at press@carers.org.

For technical or editorial issues relating to this website, please contact the web team at web@carers.org.

If you are a young carer looking for personal help, support or advice contact the online team at youngcarers@carers.org or via the 'Ask a Question' form.

Babble was funded by a grant from The Queen's Trust

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