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Family Christmas Craft session

Christmas craft flyer

If we don’t have a 2017 annual consent form for the young carer(s) who are coming please download one here and post / email it back to us annual-consent-form-2017


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New Young Carers Group at XC Centre Jarman Park – 13-18 year olds

Dacorum young carers group

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New Young Carers Group at Bowes Lyon, Stevenage Wednesdays 4.30 – 7pm

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Young Carers October Residential 8-13 Years

October residential for website

Deadline extended till Wednesday 20th September 5pm

Carers in Herts Young Carers Team are running our second residential in October Half Term. This time it’s for 13-18 year olds. If you would like to come to this please see our flyer and send back an application form along with an annual consent form if we don’t already have one by Friday September 15th.

YC residential leaflet October PDF

Application form October Word version




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Young Carer Survey

We would like to understand more about young carer’s experiences of using services to support them in their young carer roles  and have created a survey to find out more.

This information will feed into the decision making process about how young carer services will be planned for the future so it is important that we get as much information as possible.

To complete the survey please click here. The closing date for survey responses is 1st August 2017.

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Young Carers Residential: Age 8 – 12

We are really excited to be able to offer young carers aged 8 – 12 the opportunity to come on a residential break in Hertfordshire, on Tuesday 22nd August – Thursday 24th August 2017.

The 2 days/nights will be filled with lots of activities to enjoy, such as:


Team Building

Dragons Den Challenge


Making activities/games

Please note: there are limited spaces on this residential, and so there is an application form.

For more information, and to apply please download this flyer: YC Residential

Deadline for applications is Monday 10th July 2017. Please email to:



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Carers Week 2017

Carers Week: 2017

A huge thank you to 3 members of our Young Carers Council who got involved in Carers Week 2017.

Carers Week is a national campaign to celebrate, recognise and raise awareness of Carers of all ages throughout the UK.

CArers Week YC Council


The theme of this year’s Carers Week is ‘Building Carer Friendly Communities’ and Annie, Rachel and Rockee did exactly that by hosting an assembly at their school in Watford: Westfield Academy. Representatives from every Form in Westfield attended the assembly, and learnt about:

What is meant by ‘Young Carer’?

What do young carers do?

What impact does caring have on young carers’ lives?

The positives of being a young carer

The challenges faced by some young carers

Westfield Academy pupils asked lots of brilliant questions, including ‘how do you know someone is a young carer?’ ‘do you ever resent the responsibility?’.

They identified some positives

“you feel good about yourself”

“it gives you confidence”

They also came up with some fantastic ideas on how schools could be more carer-friendly:

  • Have a chill out area/time for young carers
  • Having a display board for young carers
  • Talking about it in PSHE
  • Whole school assemblies

Well done Annie, Rockee and Rachel and thank you to all at Westfield Academy for helping to build carer-friendly school communities!



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Young Carer Review: Transition Workshops

Visiting Hatfield University and Creative Writing: by Gemma, aged 16.

Over the Easter break I  went to the university & creative writing transition workshop. In the morning we learnt about Hatfield University and all about the Hatfield campus. We were taught about finance, student loans, choosing the right course for me and much more.

Did you know that there are over 43,000 subjects to study?

 We were also given a lot of good advice about personal statements. For example, when writing a personal statement make sure you are honest, you show your interest and knowledge of the course. Also, put down your skills, abilities and career motivation. It is important to support these points with evidence like achievements and work experience.

Then we went through the pros and cons of university. Some pros are; you gain independence and new skills, you can meet new people and you can do something you love. Some cons are; it doesn’t always make you get a graduate job, there’s a lot of time studying and you can be in class for 3-20 hours a week depending on the course.  

We also had a lovely tour around the campus.

There are shops, a Starbucks, a gym, library and lots more

After lunch we had an author, Joanna Ingham, come in. It was time for our creative writing. We talked a bit about ourselves and got to know each other better. We  read some poems and discussed how the writer was feeling and why. We imagined that we were writing our own autobiography. We wrote down what our cover, title, a few sentences from different parts of the book would be. It was great fun.

 Then we thought of a picture and described it. After a while we imagined we were animals.

The whole day was amazing and it gave me the chance to make a friend.





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Update: Money Management for 14-18 Year Olds – CANCELLED

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the below session on 4th April, due to low uptake of bookings. We will be scheduling another session for 14 – 18 year olds and will publish details as soon as possible. Sorry for any disappointment caused!

Manage your money!

Are you aged 14 to 18 and want to learn more about making your money go further?

Do you want to learn about budgeting and saving for the future?

Come along to our Money Management session that is being run by Barclays Life Skills, and  learn about: budgeting, saving, bank accounts, and much more!

When? Tuesday 4th April, 10 am – 1.45 pm. Lunch included!

Activities include:

Who wants to be a squillionare?

Money and Me

Needs Vs. Wants

If you would like to attend please complete the booking form below and send to or post to: Carers in Hertfordshire, The Red House, 119 Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1AX

Please note: a 2017 annual consent form must be completed to be able to attend

Booking form: Flyer Money Management 040417

Annual consent form: annual-consent-form-2017

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Youth Connexions: Dacorum Young Carers Project

 Calling all Young Carers in Dacorum, aged 11 – 19!

Youth Connexions are setting up a fortnightly project for young carers aged 11 – 19, living in Dacorum.

You can find out more and meet other young carers by going to the event below on Wednesday 5th April 1 – 4.30 pm at XC Centre, Hemel Hempstead.

Youth Connexions Dacorum Poster

If you would like more information about Youth Connexions please visit their website:

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