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Planning for the Future: Workshop

We will be running a workshop Planning for the Future  for young carers aged 14-18 on Saturday 13th May.

Including:

  • Pizza!
  • Healthy Eating
  • Making your money go further
  • Writing CVs – thinking about your skills, hobbies and interests that will help when looking for jobs

Planning for the future

 

If you would like to attend please complete the booking form below and return to Carers in Hertfordshire, The Red House, 119 Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1AX  by Friday 5th May.

Please note you must be registered with Carers in Hertfordshire to attend this event, and we must have a 2017 Annual Consent Form.

Consent Form: annual-consent-form-2017

Booking Form:Flyer Planning for the Future 130517

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Young Carer Review: Transition Workshops

Visiting Hatfield University and Creative Writing: by Gemma, aged 16.

Over the Easter break I  went to the university & creative writing transition workshop. In the morning we learnt about Hatfield University and all about the Hatfield campus. We were taught about finance, student loans, choosing the right course for me and much more.

Did you know that there are over 43,000 subjects to study?

 We were also given a lot of good advice about personal statements. For example, when writing a personal statement make sure you are honest, you show your interest and knowledge of the course. Also, put down your skills, abilities and career motivation. It is important to support these points with evidence like achievements and work experience.

Then we went through the pros and cons of university. Some pros are; you gain independence and new skills, you can meet new people and you can do something you love. Some cons are; it doesn’t always make you get a graduate job, there’s a lot of time studying and you can be in class for 3-20 hours a week depending on the course.  

We also had a lovely tour around the campus.

There are shops, a Starbucks, a gym, library and lots more


After lunch we had an author, Joanna Ingham, come in. It was time for our creative writing. We talked a bit about ourselves and got to know each other better. We  read some poems and discussed how the writer was feeling and why. We imagined that we were writing our own autobiography. We wrote down what our cover, title, a few sentences from different parts of the book would be. It was great fun.

 Then we thought of a picture and described it. After a while we imagined we were animals.

The whole day was amazing and it gave me the chance to make a friend.

        

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

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Update: Money Management for 14-18 Year Olds – CANCELLED

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the below session on 4th April, due to low uptake of bookings. We will be scheduling another session for 14 – 18 year olds and will publish details as soon as possible. Sorry for any disappointment caused!

Manage your money!

Are you aged 14 to 18 and want to learn more about making your money go further?

Do you want to learn about budgeting and saving for the future?

Come along to our Money Management session that is being run by Barclays Life Skills, and  learn about: budgeting, saving, bank accounts, and much more!

When? Tuesday 4th April, 10 am – 1.45 pm. Lunch included!

Activities include:

Who wants to be a squillionare?

Money and Me

Needs Vs. Wants

If you would like to attend please complete the booking form below and send to young.carers@carersinherts.org.uk or post to: Carers in Hertfordshire, The Red House, 119 Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1AX

Please note: a 2017 annual consent form must be completed to be able to attend

Booking form: Flyer Money Management 040417

Annual consent form: annual-consent-form-2017

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Youth Connexions: Dacorum Young Carers Project

 Calling all Young Carers in Dacorum, aged 11 – 19!

Youth Connexions are setting up a fortnightly project for young carers aged 11 – 19, living in Dacorum.

You can find out more and meet other young carers by going to the event below on Wednesday 5th April 1 – 4.30 pm at XC Centre, Hemel Hempstead.

Youth Connexions Dacorum Poster

If you would like more information about Youth Connexions please visit their website: https://www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org/

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Whole Family Workshop: Year 6-7 Transition

Primary – Secondary School Transition

Moving between primary and secondary school can be an exciting and daunting time for young people and their families. For young carers, there might be extra considerations that you are thinking about.

If you or your child is in Year 6 then come along to our whole family workshop, which will offer:

  • Guidance for parents
  • Questions to ask
  • Creative activity for young carers
  • How can schools support you
  • Talking to the school about what it is like being a young carer

 

When: Wednesday 12th April 2017, 10 am – 12.30 pm

If you are unable to attend this workshop then you can find information about transition here: www.ycih.org/school-transitions

If you are interested in booking on to this workshop then please see the flyer below. Booking is essential, and a parent/guardian must attend with every young carer.

 

Booking form:Transition workshop flyer 12.4.17

2017 Annual consent form: annual-consent-form-2017

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Support for 14 – 18 year old Young Carers

Going to University + Creative Writing

Tuesday 11th April 10 am – 4 pm in Hatfield

Are you aged 14 – 18 and thinking about next steps after school or college?

Do you want to explore this transition in a creative way, or find out more about University options?

If so, come along to our double session:

Going to University: choosing University, University life, application forms, financial support for students

Creative Writing: Join professional writer for a fun and interactive session to explore feelings about the future. Suitable for all!

If you would like to attend, please complete the booking form below and email to young.carers@carersinherts.org.uk

A 2017 Annual Consent form for each young carer attending must be completed if you have not previously done so.  Thank you.

Going to Uni booking form:            Flyer Going to Uni + Creative Writing 110417

Annual Consent Form 2017:         annual-consent-form-2017

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Happy Herts

2017 Young Carers Conference

In half term our Young Carers Conference took place in Stevenage, bringing together 90 young carers and almost 60 professionals for an exciting, busy and fun-filled day.

The Conference ‘Happy Herts’ was organized and hosted by the Young Carers Council, and focused on health and happiness; what helps young carers to be happy and healthy, and what can get in the way of this.

CinH Young Carers Council members at conference 2017

 

Young carers started the day with mask-making; this was great fun, and it got us thinking about the side we show other people, and what we sometimes keep hidden. Mask-making was quite messy and glitter glue somehow ended up on the ceiling!

Most of the morning was spent meeting professionals, and talking to them about what matters most to young carers. Young carers had the chance to interview the professionals, and find out what they were doing to support young carers, and what else they could do to help with health and happiness. Some of the main priorities were:

  • Introducing young carer issues in to PSHE in schools
  • Encouraging health professionals to ask young people if there is anyone at home that relies on them
  • Wanting child-friendly leaflets and information available in Hospital and Doctors Surgeries

 

In the afternoon the young carers walked to Airspace Trampoline Park and were able to have lots of fun on the trampolines before going home.

We were excited that Cleveland was able to meet Pudsey, to celebrate this being the first Young Carers Conference funded by BBC Children in Need. Cleveland has a new friend for life!

 

Cleveland and Pudsey

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