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New Young Carers Group at Bowes Lyon, Stevenage Wednesdays 4.30 – 7pm

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Young Carers October Residential 8-13 Years

October residential for website

Deadline extended till Wednesday 20th September 5pm

Carers in Herts Young Carers Team are running our second residential in October Half Term. This time it’s for 13-18 year olds. If you would like to come to this please see our flyer and send back an application form along with an annual consent form if we don’t already have one by Friday September 15th.

YC residential leaflet October PDF

Application form October Word version

annual-consent-form-2017

 

 

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Young Carer Survey

We would like to understand more about young carer’s experiences of using services to support them in their young carer roles  and have created a survey to find out more.

This information will feed into the decision making process about how young carer services will be planned for the future so it is important that we get as much information as possible.

To complete the survey please click here. The closing date for survey responses is 1st August 2017.

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Young Carers Residential: Age 8 – 12

We are really excited to be able to offer young carers aged 8 – 12 the opportunity to come on a residential break in Hertfordshire, on Tuesday 22nd August – Thursday 24th August 2017.

The 2 days/nights will be filled with lots of activities to enjoy, such as:

Caving

Team Building

Dragons Den Challenge

Raft-building

Making activities/games

Please note: there are limited spaces on this residential, and so there is an application form.

For more information, and to apply please download this flyer: YC Residential

Deadline for applications is Monday 10th July 2017. Please email to: young.carers@carersinherts.org.uk

 

 

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Summer 2017

Summer 2017 – Activities for Young Carers

We have a busy summer ahead with lots of activities and projects for young carers. More information can be found on each activity in the attachments at the bottom of the page. Booking is essential for every event, and we will need an annual consent form for each young carer that would like to attend. Please contact us for more information if you are interested in any of our events.

First Aid for Young Carers

Come and learn life-saving skills on a First Aid course for young carers on Friday 4th August. Learn about resuscitation, recovery position, what to do in an emergency, and much, much more! This will be run by Critical Response.

Meet other young carers and enjoy lunch together!

Friday 4th August, 10 am – 12.45 pm: Young Carers aged 8 – 12

Friday 4th August, 12.15 pm – 4 pm: Young Carers aged 13 – 18

You can learn more about Critical Response on their website: http://www.criticalresponsetraining.co.uk/

Whole Family Skiing – for young carers under 8

Try a 1 hour taster for young carers aged under 8 and their family members!

Friday 28th July; various times throughout the day.

Where: The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Please note: spaces are very limited on this opportunity, and we cannot guarantee that everyone will get a space

 

Adrenaline Adventures: age 13+

Come to Fairlands Valley for our Summer Celebration for young carers aged 13 – 18.

Take part in High ropes and Crate stacking, meet other young carers and have some fun!

Friday 18th August 3 – 5 pm: Fairlands Valley, Stevenage

 

 

Young Adult Carer Ski Course

For young adult carers aged 16 – 25 we have a ski course every Wednesday evening during the summer holidays 6 – 8 pm.

Learn a new skill

Meet other young adult carers

Build confidence

Get fit!

Running every Wednesday from 26th July – 30th August 6 – 8 pm.

Please note: there will be a Carers in Herts staff member to greet young adult carers on the first week, and the final week. On other weeks you will be expected to arrive at the Snow Centre and go straight to the Snowbility Instructors.

Please note: Spaces are very limited on this course – applicants must be able to attend every session

 

Booking Forms:

Adrenaline Adventure: High ropes Flyer 180817

First Aid, aged 8 – 12: First Aid 8 – 12 Flyer

First Aid, aged 13 – 18: First Aid 13 – 18 Flyer

 

Annual Consent Form: annual-consent-form-2017

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Carers Week 2017

Carers Week: 2017

A huge thank you to 3 members of our Young Carers Council who got involved in Carers Week 2017.

Carers Week is a national campaign to celebrate, recognise and raise awareness of Carers of all ages throughout the UK.

CArers Week YC Council

 

The theme of this year’s Carers Week is ‘Building Carer Friendly Communities’ and Annie, Rachel and Rockee did exactly that by hosting an assembly at their school in Watford: Westfield Academy. Representatives from every Form in Westfield attended the assembly, and learnt about:

What is meant by ‘Young Carer’?

What do young carers do?

What impact does caring have on young carers’ lives?

The positives of being a young carer

The challenges faced by some young carers

Westfield Academy pupils asked lots of brilliant questions, including ‘how do you know someone is a young carer?’ ‘do you ever resent the responsibility?’.

They identified some positives

“you feel good about yourself”

“it gives you confidence”

They also came up with some fantastic ideas on how schools could be more carer-friendly:

  • Have a chill out area/time for young carers
  • Having a display board for young carers
  • Talking about it in PSHE
  • Whole school assemblies

Well done Annie, Rockee and Rachel and thank you to all at Westfield Academy for helping to build carer-friendly school communities!

 

 

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Young Carers Service: 2016 – 2017

YC Service update April 16 - March 17

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