A group of local young carers recently took part in a ceramics workshop with Carers Support Centre, hosted and funded by Create Arts Charity. This hands-on workshop gave young carers the chance to take some much-needed time away from their caring role and do something creative, sociable and fun.
Caring is a huge responsibility that should only ever be expected of an adult. Young carers do a fantastic job of caring for someone at home, but it has a big impact on a young life. Young carers struggle to keep up with schoolwork, are often bullied, and suffer with anxiety and depression.
This is where Carers Support Centre comes in. As well as workshops, the charity offers local young carers activities including cinema, theatre trips and daytrips.
Events like this mean everything to young carers. They give them the time and space to relax, make friends and just be kids for a while. These activities also allow them to meet others in similar situations, reminding them that there are other children like them, facing the same challenges. Accessing these activities is crucial for young carers’ wellbeing.
Carers Support Centre wants to take a group of young carers to the pantomime this Christmas. Christmas should be a time for kids to have fun and have exciting and memorable experiences. This trip will enable local young carers to take a well-deserved break and let them know how much they are appreciated.
Find out more about Carers Support Centre on their website: https://www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk
To make a donation towards the panto trip go to their JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carers-support-centre-panto-trip