We are an independent local charity supporting young carers with a team of support workers where young people can safely and confidentially share and discuss issues common to young carers.

As we are based in the very North of Scotland, Sutherland has few options and limited resources to allow young people with a caring responsibility at home the opportunity to access specialist support or activities.

Responsibilities of young carers are vast and varied and include cooking, cleaning, shopping and other tasks such as paying bills, overseeing medication, and helping with mobility; dealing with forms and other paperwork, personal care such as bathing and dressing.

Tykes support 94 young carers with an age range between 5years and 18 years.

This fantastic donation from William Wates Memorial Trust will go towards giving these young carers some time to be themselves.