My Biggest Supporter
This year we want to celebrate all of the people who support young carers! We’ve asked young carers “Who is your biggest supporter?” and a HUGE shout out goes to…
By far the most responses came back about the support Mum’s give their children:
- I love her
- She is my best friend
- Being kind
“She helps me to enjoy my life in the best way possible”
- She does everything for me whilst suffering herself
- No matter what, she always supports me
- She has been there forever
- She lets me help with my sister
- She helps me the most out of all the people I know
- She is really nice and helps me with school
- She is always there
- She is very encouraging and enthusiastic
- She looks after me and my brother
- She’s super grateful for everything I do
‘Parents’ also came back as big supporters of our young carers:
- They help me through everything
- They are always there for me
“They always tell me how much they appreciate me and all that I do”
They make sure that I do the things that make me happy
- They make sure I do loads of good clubs
Other family members:
“My Dad: he has kept no secrets and helps me when I am worried”
- My 3 sisters: they help me through a lot of stress
- My Nanny: she looks after me all the time and is kind to me
- My sister Violet: she is kind
“My sister: she pushes me to do things I’m scared of”
My Nan: she is always there no matter what
It is brilliant to see some school staff providing valuable support to young carers in Hertfordshire:
Mrs Dada: she helps me when I’m having a bad day
Miss Craddock: she helps me learn
Mrs Sharpling: she helps me every day at school
Miss Boswell at Monks Walk:
“She always asks if I’m OK and I like that”
“She always makes sure I am OK”
Miss Tebbut: She always makes me feel better if I am sad or worried about my sister’s illness
Other supporters of young carers:
Emily: she takes me out for treats
Jamie W: He supported me if I was stressed with caring for my family
Debevah M: She is kind
My Social Worker
“Books and music: No matter how stressful or crazy anything is I can always lose myself in them”
My friend Lucie: she is always there for me, no matter what
Thank you to all of the young carers who told us their biggest supporter, and HUGE THANK YOU to the people above (and many more) who continue to support young carers and help young carers know that they are not alone.
Young Carers Publicity
Today is Young Carers Awareness Day and we are excited to launch our new publicity for Carers in Hertfordshire’s Young Carers’ Service. The publicity has been co-produced and designed with young carers, at our summer residential trips and with the Young Carers Council.
You Are Not Alone was an important theme that young carers wanted to be central to the publicity; letting other young carers that there is support out there and that they are not on their own with their experiences.
The new publicity includes:
A poster that can be displayed in schools, GP surgeries, hospitals and other settings
A flyer with more detailed information in about the support we offer young carers and their families
A postcard that can be given out to young carers
You can download our poster and postcard here.
You can hear young carers views on our two new films:
‘Support from Carers in Hertfordshire’ click here
‘Telling Schools I’m a Young Carer’ click here
Thanks to all the young carers who took part in the filming of these, and to Herts Community Trust for filming.
We will be launching our new flyer soon – watch this space!
Young Carers Conference 2020
Once Upon a Time…
It’s that time of year again! We have our annual Young Carers Conference on Thursday 20th February. This year the theme is ‘Once Upon a Time…’.
Please note that spaces are limited so please do apply as soon as you can. Applications cannot be accepted until we have an Annual Consent Form 2020 for you. This can be downloaded below.
Invite: Invite for YCs
Annual consent form: Annual Consent Form 2020
Creative Collaging Session age 12 – 16
As part of Hertfordshire’s ‘Feeling Good Week’ we would like to invite you to…
Come along to:
Explore what makes you YOU
Explore what you wish for in the future
Meet other young carers
When: Friday 14th February, 4 – 6.30 pm
Where: Hatfield. Transport can be provided if you need it.
Who: young carers aged 12 – 16
Please let us know if you would like to book a space:
Telephone 01992 586969
Please note an 2020 Annual Consent Form must be completed to book on to this event: Annual Consent Form 2020
Flyer: Flyer – Creative Collaging
Healthwatch Hertfordshire Needs You!
Do you care for someone who has a mental health condition?
Want to give feedback on the mental health services?
Healthwatch Hertfordshire would LOVE to hear from you.
Have your voice heard!
If you would like to get involved or to find out more, please contact Chloe on: 01707 275 978 or email email@example.com by the 24th of January.
Flyer: Healthwatch Hertfordshire
When: Saturday 14th December, 1 pm – 2.45 pm
Where: Lemsford Village Hall, Brocket Rd, Lemsford, Welwyn AL8 7TT
- Booking is compulsory
- Nibbles and drinks will be provided
- All young carers attending must be accompanied by an adult family member, who will be responsible for them throughout the day
If you would like to book, please contact 01992 586969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know the name of the adult/s attending with the young carer, and any additional children you will be bringing.
Change of time: Please note we have changed the time of this workshop. See below for updated details!
Are you a young carer, aged 11+ ?
Do you ever feel stressed and overwhelmed?
Would you like to learn some practical tips to recognise and manage stress?
We are hosting an ‘Excelling Under Pressure’ workshop focusing on stress management, run by the Stress Management Society.
When: Tuesday 29th October 3.30 – 5pm
Where: Oxlease House, Travellers Lane, Hatfield
Please note: There are limited spaces available on this workshop so booking is required. All young carers need to have a completed 2019 Annual Consent Form to book on, and be aged 11+.
Annual consent form: Annual Consent Form 2019 v2