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Christmas Party

 

When: Saturday 14th December, 1 pm – 2.45 pm
Where:  Lemsford Village Hall, Brocket Rd, Lemsford, Welwyn AL8 7TT

Please note:

  • 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 young.carers@carersinherts.org.uk.

Please let us know the name of the adult/s attending with the young carer, and any additional children you will be bringing.

 

 

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Family Summer Picnic

 

When: Friday 9th August 2019,  11 am – 1.30 pm
Where: Sports Centre, Ridgeway Academy, Welwyn

 

Please note:

  • Booking is compulsory
  • Nibbles and drinks will be provided – please bring along a picnic for you and your family
  • 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 young.carers@carersinherts.org.uk.

Please let us know the name of the adult/s attending with the young carer, and any additional children (and their age) you will be bringing.

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Activities

Young Carer Activities

We have had a busy Easter break with lots of different activities for young carers; bowls, primary – secondary school transition session for the whole family and a trip to Watford Football Club, as well as our half-termly meeting with the Young Carers Council.

We are excited to be able to offer the below activities. Please keep checking this page for updates and additional events and activities. Information will soon be sent out via email about the May half term activities.

If you would like further information on these activities please see the flyers. You can contact Carers in Hertfordshire on 01992 586969, or email young.carers@carersinherts.org.uk

Please note that bookings can only be accepted when we have a 2019 Annual Consent Form: Annual Consent Form 2019 v2

 

May Half Term:

Activity When Who For Where
Museums in Motion – mixed art project (dance, audio-visual and music) Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th May 10 am – 4 pm  (you must be able to attend each day) Young carers
aged 11 – 14
Watford Museum
Whole Family Skiing – taster session Wednesday 29th May – various times available Young carers aged under 8 and their families Hemel Hempstead
Footgolf Thursday 30th May Young carers aged 8 + living in St Albans, Watford, Three Rivers, Dacorum & Hertsmere Dacorum

If you are interested in the Museums in Motion project please see information below. Please note that this is being run externally by BEEE Creative, and we will need to pass on your contact details to them.

Museums in Motion flyer: Watford Museum Project info


Summer Holidays:

We will  be offering:

  • Young Carers Residential for young carers aged 13 – 18, Tuesday 30th July – Thursday 1st August
  • Young Carers Residential for young carers aged 8 – 12, Tuesday 20th August – Thursday 22nd August
  • Ski course during summer holidays, for young carers age 8+, and young adult carers age 16-25.

 

Please note that the activities in the summer holidays will be advertised nearer the time, so we will not be taking any bookings or applications yet.

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Summer 2017

Summer 2017 – Activities for Young Carers

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.

First Aid for Young Carers

Come and learn life-saving skills on a First Aid course for young carers on Friday 4th August. Learn about resuscitation, recovery position, what to do in an emergency, and much, much more! This will be run by Critical Response.

Meet other young carers and enjoy lunch together!

Friday 4th August, 10 am – 12.45 pm: Young Carers aged 8 – 12

Friday 4th August, 12.15 pm – 4 pm: Young Carers aged 13 – 18

You can learn more about Critical Response on their website: http://www.criticalresponsetraining.co.uk/

Whole Family Skiing – for young carers under 8

Try a 1 hour taster for young carers aged under 8 and their family members!

Friday 28th July; various times throughout the day.

Where: The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Please note: spaces are very limited on this opportunity, and we cannot guarantee that everyone will get a space

 

Adrenaline Adventures: age 13+

Come to Fairlands Valley for our Summer Celebration for young carers aged 13 – 18.

Take part in High ropes and Crate stacking, meet other young carers and have some fun!

Friday 18th August 3 – 5 pm: Fairlands Valley, Stevenage

 

 

Young Adult Carer Ski Course

For young adult carers aged 16 – 25 we have a ski course every Wednesday evening during the summer holidays 6 – 8 pm.

Learn a new skill

Meet other young adult carers

Build confidence

Get fit!

Running every Wednesday from 26th July – 30th August 6 – 8 pm.

Please note: there will be a Carers in Herts staff member to greet young adult carers on the first week, and the final week. On other weeks you will be expected to arrive at the Snow Centre and go straight to the Snowbility Instructors.

Please note: Spaces are very limited on this course – applicants must be able to attend every session

 

Booking Forms:

Adrenaline Adventure: High ropes Flyer 180817

First Aid, aged 8 – 12: First Aid 8 – 12 Flyer

First Aid, aged 13 – 18: First Aid 13 – 18 Flyer

 

Annual Consent Form: annual-consent-form-2017

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Young Carers Service: 2016 – 2017

YC Service update April 16 - March 17

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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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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.

Dates:

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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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…

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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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Carers Week: 6th – 12th June 2016

Help us build Carer Friendly Communities!

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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

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Transition to Secondary School

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

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