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.
Project Freefall: Saturday 2nd and 16th July
Young carers age 14 – 19 will be working with Freefall Theatre to explore transitions that young carers experience for a 2 day workshop 10 am – 4 pm. Lunch included.
- Practical training and learn new skills!
- Achieve an Arts Award – great for your CV!
You can learn more about the work of Project Freefall on their youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwudrmQLukU
East Herts Creative Collage for Young Carers: Tuesday 9th August
An opportunity for East Herts young carers aged 16 and under to meet local young carers, and explore ‘All About Me’ through creative collaging. Lunch included!
10.30 am – 1.15 pm: Young carers age 11 and under 12.45 – 3.30 pm: Young carers aged 12 – 16
Check out Cleveland getting creative…
Try a new sport or activity this summer!
Climbing…Caving …Fencing…Orienteering…Badminton…Fitness classes…Netball…And much, much more!
Every Thursday 2 – 4 pm throughout the summer holidays, for young carers living in Dacorum, St Albans District, Watford and Three Rivers. Lunch included.
Firefighter for the day – Friday 12th August
Young carers in Stevenage aged 8 and over can be a Firefighter for a day! Meet the fire crew and try out fire-fighting skills. Lunch included.
A chance to try out a new skill and learn to ski! Course of 6 weeks – every Wednesday throughout the summer holidays for young carers. Participants must be able to attend every session. Please contact us for more information.
Year 6 – 7 transition event – Thursday 18th August
A workshop for young carers and their families looking at the transition from Primary to Secondary school. Young carers will be able to be creative and make a project for their secondary school; parents can learn more about this transition, share concerns and find out about gaining the right support.
This workshop is being held in Stevenage, 10 – 12.30.
More information and booking forms:
Project Freefall: Freefall Theatre Project flyer 020716 – 160716
Creative Collage age 11 and under: Collage workshop 090816 FLYER am – younger group
Creative Collage aged 12 – 16: Collage workshop 090816 FLYER PM – older group
Sportspace Dacorum: details are still being confirmed. This will be amended once every activity is finalised.
Stevenage Fire Station: Flyer YC trip to Stevenage Fire Station
Year 6-7 Transition for YC and family: Transition workshop flyer 18.8.16
Carers Week Coffee Morning
A huge thank you to the Young Carers Council who hosted a cake and coffee morning in Stevenage on Saturday morning.
The event was in aid of Carers Week to raise awareness of young carers, as well as a celebration of Carers in Hertfordshire’s 21st Birthday.
6 young carers helped to decorate cakes, welcomed members of the public and talked about the role of the Young Carers Council. The event raised over £80 for young carers in Hertfordshire – THANK YOU!
We were also excited to welcome the newly elected Youth Mayor for Stevenage, Emma, who has said she would like to raise awareness of young carers in the town.
Thank you to everyone who supported this event!
A huge congratulations to Kasey who won the award for Young Volunteer of the Year at Pro-Action’s Awards Evening last week.
The Pro-Action Awards are all about appreciating and celebrating the incredible work done with children and young people in communities across Hertfordshire. Kasey was nominated to celebrate the support he has given to other young carers, and the time he has spent organising the Young Carers Conference, talking to professionals about caring and attending other fundraising and awareness events for Carers in Hertfordshire.
A very well deserved win… well done Kasey!
Help us build Carer Friendly Communities!
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
This year the Young Carers Council will be hosting a cake & coffee morning for members of the public, to raise awareness and funds for young carers in Hertfordshire. Please bring along your friends and family to support this event:
Saturday 11th June
10.30 am – Midday
The Forum, Ibis Hotel, Danestrete, Stevenage, SG1 1EJ
If you would like to hear more about Carers Week and find other events near you, then please visit www.carersweek.org
We have a number of activities coming up in the summer term and summer holidays this year. If you are interested in attending any of these, please contact us to let us know.
Watford Museums in Motion Dance Project: 29th – 31st May
Working in partnership with BEEE Creative, young carers living in Watford are invited to join this 3 day programme in May half term. Young carers will be able to
- Meet other young carers in the local area
- Get creative, through dance, movement, film and recording
- Create a film installation that will be shown at local festivals and installed in the Museum for the public to see
Booking is essential.
Cake and Coffee Morning: Saturday 11th June
Join us to celebrate Carers in Hertfordshire’s 21st Birthday and fundraise for Carers Week 2016.
Young carers from Stevenage are invited to decorate cakes, host the coffee morning and meet other local young carers. If you are interested in getting involved then please contact us.
Members of the public are invited to join in the celebrations and support Carers in Hertfordshire by coming to the coffee morning: 10.30 a.m – 12 at The Forum, Ibis Hotel, Stevenage
East Herts Creative Collage for Young Carers: Tuesday 9th August
An opportunity for East Herts young carers aged 16 and under to meet local young carers, and explore ‘All About Me’ through creative collaging.
Booking is essential as spaces are limited.
We also have a number of sport activities coming up throughout the summer, in partnership with Dacorum Sportspace. This will be running on Thursday afternoons throughout the 6 weeks. More information coming soon….
If you would like more information on any of these activities, or would like to book on then please contact us on 01992 586969.
If you or your child are in Year 6 then you will now be thinking about the transition from primary school to secondary school. This can be both an exciting and a daunting time for young carers and their families.
We have put together some information and guidelines on speaking to a new school about being a young carer. This was based upon a transition workshop we held with young carers and their families over the Easter holiday. You can hear more about this session at http://ycih.org/year-6-7-transition-workshop/
We are holding another workshop for Year 6 – 7 young carers and their families on Thursday 18th August in Stevenage. Please contact us if you would like more information.
Information for Parents: Transition – guidance for parents – academic year 16-17
Young Carer presentation: Transition – guidance for YC presentation
We are pleased to announce that following our Young Carers Council meeting in April we have a new Chair and Vice-Chair. Kailan and Annie have both been a part of the council for over 5 years, and have been involved in the Young Carer Conference, Youth Manifesto and other projects that will support them in their new role. You can hear more from Kailan and Annie in the Meet the Team page of the website.
We would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Grace and Kasey who have moved on from their roles as Chair and Vice-Chair. They have given a huge amount of time, effort, support and ideas to the council and young carers in Hertfordshire, which has been invaluable to us.