Carers Corner

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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Residential Canal Boat Trip – September 2016

A weekend away on a canal boat in Hertfordshire for young carers aged 14 – 18!

There is a fantastic opportunity for young carers aged 14 – 18 to take part in a weekend residential canal boating experience on September 16th – 18th 2016.

This is being run by Waterway Experience and Enable Care.

Young carers will be supported by a team of four experienced volunteer crew. They will board at Kings Langley on Friday at 6 pm, and arrive back on Sunday around 5 p.m.

This is a brilliant opportunity to:

  • Build relationships and take part in team-building
  • Develop life skills and confidence
  • Experience a weekend away and travel through Hertfordshire
  • Have lots of fun!

The boats are equipped with a wet room with toilet and shower facilities, a kitchen and large area for relaxing and socialising in, which then gets converted into a dormitory at night.

Please note that this event is not organised by Carers in Hertfordshire and we therefore cannot offer transport to and from the boat.

 If you are interested in booking or would like more information please contact us by 31st August 2016. We will then pass on your contact details to Alice Walters at Enable, who will contact you about the booking process. There will be a separate consent form.

Please note there are limited spaces so contact us as soon as possible.

More information about Enable Care: Enable Carer September 2016

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Museums in Motion

Museums in Motion

Over May Bank Holiday weekend young carers came together at Watford Museum for a project that combined dance, movement, film and music. Working with BEEE Creative and MAKEamplify the group created a film installation, using different artefacts from the museum and their own skills in music, dance and film.

You can view the film here:

This can also be viewed at Watford Museum throughout the summer holidays.

For more information on BEEE Creative and the Museum in Motion project throughout Hertfordshire please check out their facebook page:

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Sportspace Summer 2016

Have you ever tried climbing, caving or trampolining?

Would you like to give cardio kicks, fencing or badminton a go?

This summer we are working in partnership with Sportspace Dacorum to offer taster sessions of a range of activities and sports for you to enjoy. This will be running every Thursday afternoon throughout the summer holiday, and is available to young carers living in Dacorum, St Albans, Watford and Three Rivers aged 8+.

28th July: Trampolining and Handball

4th August: Cardio kick, aerobics, circuits, bootcamp exercise (aged 15+)

11th August: Netball and Rush Hockey

18th August: Climbing and Caving

25th August: Fencing and Badminton

1st September: Orienteering at Phasels Wood


If you are interested in attending any of the above then please contact us as soon as possible – spaces are limited.


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Creative Collaging for Young Carers – East Herts

East Herts Creative Collage for Young Carers: Tuesday 9th August

Join young carers, Carers in Herts and UnglueYou and get your creative juices flowing!

An opportunity for East Herts young carers aged 16 and under to meet other local young carers, and explore ‘All About Me’; your hobbies, interests, and what it is like to be you.

This is a one-off session so please do book as soon as possible.

Young Carers have said:

“Collaging brought back some amazing memories. I enjoyed sharing about my life!”

“What I liked about today is that I got to express myself in picture and on paper”

“I really liked finding new ways to express how you think and what you like”

Lunch included!

10.30 am – 1.15 pm: Young carers aged 8 – 11      12.45 – 3.30 pm: Young carers aged 12 – 16

Check out Cleveland getting creative…

Cleveland transition workshop

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Calling all Young Carers – Make Yourself Heard!

Young Carers Youth Manifesto

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This year we are working with Herts 1125 again to produce a specific section of the Hertfordshire Young Peoples Manifesto about Young Carers. The top two priorities for young carers are:


Young Carer Awareness: awareness of young carers’ responsibilities, impact on education and personal life, and recognition and support for their caring role


Opportunities for young carers: availability of activities and opportunities, and the barriers for young carers in accessing these including financial, accessibility and location.


If you are a young carer, have your say by completing the survey online:

The more young carers who complete this survey the stronger their voice will be so ACT NOW.


You can download the 2015 Young Carers Manifesto here: Herts-1125-Manifesto-2015-YoungCarers

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