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Waterways Experience Narrowboat Trips 2019

Waterways Experience have offered 3 Narrowboat weekends to Young Carers in Hertfordshire again in 2019. The boat departs from Nash Mills in Hemel Hempstead on the Grand Union Canal. There are 8 spaces on each trip. The 3 weekends are :

5th – 7th April : 8-10 years

10th – 12th May :11 – 14 years

5th – 7th July : 14 +

As these trips are being organised by Waterways Experience Carers in Hertfordshire cannot offer transport and will not be present, however there are volunteers from Waterways Experience present on all the trips.

We will need to pass on your contact details to Waterways Experience. By stating that you would like to attend you are giving consent for us to pass these details on. For further information on Waterways Experience see here –

If your young carer would like to come please contact Carers in Hertfordshire with the name of the young carer, and which trip they would like to go on. Please could you also let us know the phone number and email address you would like us to pass on to Waterways Experience. All further communication about kit lists, times, consent forms etc will come from them. Please either phone in to Carers in Herts on 01992 586969 or email

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Young Carers Residential

In October half term 18 young carers age 13 – 17 came to our Young Carers Residential at Phasels Wood Scout Camp. Over 3 days and 2 nights the group took part in lots of different challenges, including: Aeroball, Air Rifle Shooting, Crate Stacking, Human Table Football and a very wet blindfolded team building activity.

The group also took part in Dragons Den, where they came up with ideas of activities or inventions that would support young carers and pitched these to a panel of Dragons! These ideas ranged from a website with a confidential chatroom for young carers, to a Caring Robot to take on some of responsibilities that young carers have day-to-day. One group even came up with the idea of a Caterpillar Rave – in which young carers could have a party in their sleeping bags!

The young carers met with staff from the CCG and gave them some ideas on how health services could be more young-carer friendly. This included things like an updated app, a 24-hour helpline for young carers and better training for GPs, teachers and other professionals.

Lolly, aged 14, said “The residential was a great opportunity to get away and meet people like myself. I met a few girls who I am still in contact with now. I had loads of fun and I would go again, 100%”.

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Young Carers Residential: 13 – 18 year olds

Tuesday 30th October – Thursday 1st November 2018


Please apply by Friday 21st September for this residential. You can send applications back by post to Carers in Herts, 119 Fore Street, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1AX or by email to

Click here for the application form: October Residential application form

Please also send back an Annual Consent Form 2018 if we don’t have one on file.








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Young Carers Away Day Welwyn Garden City 30th August 10am- 5pm

Groundwork Hertfordshire is supporting the Welwyn/Hatfield Youth Council to organise a fun filled away day on Thursday 30 August for Young Carers. The event will provide an opportunity for the Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council and Young Carers to spend a day taking part in a range of activities including sports, art, dance, workshops and watching a movie. The event is completely free and lunch plus snacks will be provided throughout the day.

Please note that this event is not organised by Carers in Hertfordshire. Young Carers Staff will be in attendance on the day, but will not be taking responsibility for young carers or organising transport.

For further information – see letter here Letter to parents for young carers event

The organisers of this event need you to fill in this consent and media form too. WGC away day consent form

If you would like your child to attend on the day please email or phone in on 01992 586969 by 1st August.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.



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Outdoor Adventures at Hudnall Park for 13-18 year olds

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Come and join us at Hudnall Park for an Assault Course and Shelter Building.

Please ensure all young carers have an Annual Consent Form 2018. This can be posted to Carers in Herts, 119 Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1AX or scanned and emailed to Please email us or phone us on 01992 586969 to book a place on the trip. Places will not be confirmed unless we have your consent form.

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Skiing and Lawn Bowls

Carers in Herts will be running a 6 week ski course for young carers at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead on Wednesday afternoons in the Summer Holidays. Please contact us on 01992 586969 or by email to to express an interest. We will contact those who have expressed an interest in the next couple of weeks to allocate spaces. In the event that too many young carers apply we will prioritise those who will be able to attend the full 6 weeks and who have not done any skiing with us before.

We will also be running Lawn Bowls in Hertford for Young Carers on Thursday mornings.  We trialled this in half term and young carers said they really enjoyed it and wished it could have been longer. It was particularly good for young carers who are a little bit more anxious or worried about meeting large groups of people. It will be a small group of 8 for the whole 6 weeks on Thursday mornings. Please express your interest by email or phone as above for the skiing.

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Young Carers Residential for 8-12 year olds – Phasels Wood 14th-16th August.

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YC residential ApplicationPlease apply by 25th June for this residential. You can send applications back by post to Carers in Herts, 119 Fore Street, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1AX or by email to

click here for the Application form – word version

Please also send back an Annual Consent Form 2018 if we don’t have one on file.

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Superhero mask making and games – 1st June 1.30 – 3.30, Hitchin Youth Trust

Come along to Hitchin Youth Trust on Friday 1st June to make your own Young Carer Superhero mask. After making your mask we will go outside and have some sports and games as your superheroes. Young carers aged 8-13 welcome. Please contact us to book your space. You will also need an Annual Consent Form 2018 if you haven’t already completed one.

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Bowls for Young Carers – Hertford Bowls Club

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Do you fancy learning to bowl at Hertford Bowling Green ? Why not sign up for the above activity in Half Term. Click here for the Annual Consent Form 2018 if you haven’t filled one in yet. You will need to send it in before you can be booked onto the Bowling activity.

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Whole Family Skiing

whole family skiing flyerFamilies with a young carer 9 or under who have been unable to attend any other young carer activities are being prioritised for the above whole family skiing.

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