We are holding a transition workshop for young carers and a parent where the young carers are transferring to Year 7 in secondary school in September 2018.
The Workshop will be on
Friday 13th April from 10 – 12.30 at the Hatfield Hub in Hatfield Town Centre
The content of the workshop is as follows :
- Discussion about what you are looking forward to in secondary school and what you are worried about.
- Young carers to create a drawing / piece of creative work around their caring role to share with their new school
- Parents to discuss concerns further
- Some advice about support for young carers in secondary school
If you wish to book a place on this workshop please phone on 01992 586969 or email on email@example.com
Freefall Productions are running a drama workshop on Saturday 2nd December for young carers 14 years and over at Welwyn Garden City Library from 11am – 3pm. Carers in Hertfordshire will be supporting this event. Lunch will be provided with a Christmas theme. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place or phone the office on 01992 586969
If we don’t already have your Carers in Herts annual consent form please download and email / post it back to us here : annual-consent-form-2017
You will also need a Freefall consent form which you must bring with you on the day. Download here : Consent Form – Freefall Workshop
Please call if you need the forms posting to you.
Click here to download all the information you need Freefall Theatre Project flyer 021217
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.
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.
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:
Dragons Den Challenge
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: email@example.com
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.
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!
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.