Category Archives: Young Carers

Young Carers Awareness Day Focused on Mental Health

Each year, national carers charity Carers Trust organises Young Carers Awareness Day, this year taking place on January 31st. The purpose of the day is to raise public awareness of the challenges faced by young people because of their caring role, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Hear from Young Carer Alex

My name is Alex and I am 12 years old. I help to care for my 10-year-old sister, Izzy, who has developmental delays. She is both great fun and very hard work. I love her very much, but there are … Continue reading

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Half of infant young carers under ten are suffering broken sleep to care for family members

Thursday 25 January is Young Carers Awareness Day (YCAD), a national day of recognition for the 700,000 young carers in the UK who provide care and support to family and friends who are disabled, ill, elderly or misuse substances. A … Continue reading

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Celebrating Carers 2017: Success!

Friday, 13th of October was the day of our annual general meeting and Celebrating Carers awards ceremony. Despite the unlucky date, the evening was a great success and was much enjoyed by all attendees. We are so fortunate to have … Continue reading

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Young Carer Becca Featured on Comic Relief Red Nose Day

Young carer Becca, 10, helps to look after her mum who has Fibromyalgia. The family, via the Carers’ Centre, were approached by the Comic Relief team who wanted to make a short film to capture what life is like for … Continue reading

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Celebrating Carers 2016 – the results!

Our annual awards ceremony was held in October and once again the event was hosted by the fantastic Ali Vowles of the BBC. It was a chance to recognise our unsung heroes: carers, volunteers, and partners and to look back … Continue reading

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Young Carers Get Creative

Story by Rosie Hurley  A couple of weeks ago a group of our young carers had the chance to get creative with professional animators. The project was run by the national arts charity Create, whose programme art:space allows young carers to … Continue reading

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Young Carers Get Top Nutrition Tips

Story by Rosie Hurley  On Wednesday 27th July, Sue Judge, a nutritional therapist, came to the Carers’ Centre to lead a cooking and nutrition workshop for young carers. Sue greeted us in the garden with lots of tasty-looking ingredients laid … Continue reading

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The YAC Bowling Night

Last month, the YC team treated some Young Adult Carers aged 17-24 (YACs) to a night of bowling at the Longwell Green complex in Bristol. Luckily, there were just enough of us to squeeze into our minibus, which was donated … Continue reading

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Family Time: Bath City Farm

Last week, carer families had the chance to have a break when we took them to ‘Meet the Romans’ at Bath City Farm. We were blessed with amazing sunshine and a beautiful view over the rolling hills of the city. … Continue reading

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