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Young Carers Conference 2017


Happy Herts will be held on Thursday 16th February 2017 from 9.30 am – 3.45 pm. It will be a fun-filled day with mask making, The Cleveland Awards Show, opportunities to meet other young carers and a trip to Air Space Trampoline Park. It will also be a chance to talk to professionals about what is important to you.

Further information:

Please call 01992 58 69 69 or Email: to book a place for the Young Carer by Friday 3rd February 2017.

Young Carers will be walking between venues, supervised by staff. Lunch is provided.

Your parent/guardian must also have completed the Annual Consent Form 2017 and returned it to:           Carers in Hertfordshire,119 Fore St, Hertford SG14 1AX. Annual consent form: annual-consent-form-2017


The Cleveland Awards Show:

 This year the Young Carers’ Council have chosen to host The Cleveland Awards Show, to recognise and say thank you to people who have made a difference in the lives of young carers.

We need YOU to nominate adults and professionals who have made a difference to your life, or the life of other young carers. The award categories are:

  1. GIVES A VOICE FOR YOUNG CARERS (Speaks out for young carer issues)
  2. GROUP EVENTS (running events for Young Carers)
  4. ONE-TO-ONE SUPPORT TO YOUNG CARERS (Teacher/GP/Youth Group Leader) 


If you would like to nominate someone for any of the above awards, please email your nominations to with ‘The Clevelands’ in the subject. This needs to be emailed or posted to us by 16th January. In the email we will need:

  • The name and job title of the person you are nominating
  • The contact number or email of the person you are nominating
  • What award you are nominating them for
  • The reason why you are nominating them
  • Your own name and contact details


We look forward to hearing from you soon!




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Young Carers Conference 2017: Save the Date!

Happy Herts!

We are excited to announce that the 2017 Young Carers Conference ‘Happy Herts’ will be on Thursday 16th February.

The Young Carers Council are currently busy organising the day, but it promises to be full of fun activities, chances to meet other young carers, opportunities to tell professionals what it’s like to be a young carer.

‘Happy Herts’ will be focusing all upon your health and happiness.

The day will include:

  • Mask making
  • A trip to a Trampoline Park
  • Free lunch
  • Free t-shirt
  • Watching ‘The Clevelands’ award show
  •  and much much more!

Please save the date now – invites to be sent out in December/January

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Sports Courses for Young Carers: Winter 2016-17

Have you ever tried trampolining, rounders or table tennis?

Would you like to give skating, boxercise and gymnastics a go?

This winter we are working in partnership with Sportivate to offer two courses of activities and sports for you to enjoy. These are locality based – please see the information and booking forms below:

Sportivate: East Herts, Broxbourne and Welwyn/Hatfield. Age 11+

Activities: trampolining, table tennis, netball, badminton, rounders and football

This will be running for 6 weeks over December and January, and is available to young carers living in East Herts, Broxbourne and Welwyn/Hatfield aged 11+.

It will be every Tuesday from 5 – 6 p.m at John Warner Sports Centre in Hoddesdon.


Tues 6th December, 13th December, 10th January, 17th January, 24th January and 31st January

If you are interested in attending please get in touch on 01992 586969, or fill out the booking form: sportivate-east-herts-broxbourne-flyer

Sportivate: Hertsmere, St Albans and Welwyn/Hatfield. Age 8+

Activities: skating, boxercise, gymnastics, tennis and 2 more to be confirmed

This will be running in December and January and is available to young carers aged 8+ living in Hertsmere, St Albans and Welwyn/Hatfield.

It will be every Thursday from 5.30 – 6.30 p.m at The Hertswood Centre in Borehamwood.

Dates: Thurs 1st December, 8th December, 15th December, 12th January, 19th January, 26th January.

If you are interested in attending please get in touch on 01992586969, or fill our the booking form: sportivate-hertsmere-flyer


Please note: for both of these courses there is a separate consent form for Sportivate. This will be sent to you once we have confirmed your space.


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Vote for us: Aviva Community Fund

We need your votes as they could help us receive up to £10,000 from the Aviva Community Fund to support our work making a positive difference to the lives of young carers.

Voting for the Aviva Community Fund opened in October and you have until November 18th to vote.

It’s simple, just register and vote for us through this link…/project/view/16-2856

Everyone gets 10 votes each and it would be great if you use your votes to support us and tell your friends and family too because only the projects with the most votes get to the finals and are in with a chance to win a share of the funds.


Thank you!

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Activities in Autumn/Winter

After a busy summer we are excited to be planning an equally busy Autumn and Winter.

Here is what we having coming up…

Preparing for work experience: for young carers aged 16+. Thursday 27th October, 10.30 am – 1 pm. More information found here


Santa does Science!: Our Christmas celebration for young carers aged 8 – 12. Experience exciting experiments, crazy chemistry, a Christmas gift and party food! Thursday 22nd December 2 – 4 pm.

All young carers welcome – you don’t have to love science to love this party!


Coming soon…

Multi-sports and activities in East Herts/Broxbourne and Hertsmere with Sportivate. Watch this space…

Booking is essential for every event, and we will need an annual consent form for each young carer that would like to attend. If you would like more information about upcoming events please contact us on:


Telephone: 01992 586969

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Summer Activities update

We’ve had a very busy summer full of activities. This has included:

  • braving heights whilst climbing, and darkness whilst caving!
  • conquering fears of falling at the Snow Centre!
  • scoring points in badminton, netball, handball and hockey!
  • learning life skills at Stevenage Fire Station!
  • cutting & sticking & collaging & creating!

Here is what young carers have said about just some of the activities…

Sportspace in Dacorum


Tori, age 10 says “I had lots of fun doing the activities & l liked all of them – especially trampolining!”

Creative collaging

“it was super FUN!”  “I liked playing cards, collaging, pizza and snacks!”

Residential Canal Boat trip

Annie, age 16 says “The boat trip was amazing, it was a great experience and I met some fantastic people with great personalities”

Trip to B'Wood Fire Station 2

Fire-fighter for the Day!

A huge thank you to Sportspace Dacorum, Waterways Experience, Enable Care, Stevenage Fire Station, Snowbility and Unglue You and all of our fundraisers for supporting these projects!


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Preparing for Work Experience!

Are you aged 16+ and thinking about getting work experience?

Do you want to develop your skills to prepare for future jobs?

We are running a Preparing for Work Experience session on Thursday 27th October 10.30 am – 1pm. The session will help you to…

  • Think about your interests and skills
  • Explore how you might communicate these in a job application or interview

We also have a number of work experience opportunities and will try to find an interesting and useful placement for you.

If you are interested in attending the session, or would like to find out more information please contact:

Telephone: 01992 586 969



 Cleveland working hard at his work experience placement – gaining lots of new skills and experience!

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