Selby young carers have enjoyed a fun-packed summer of activities.
Carers’ Resource organised fantastic days out at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Go Ape and Lightwater Valley for the youngsters.
The events were made possible by funding from FEAST, a holiday activities and food programme, as well as donations.
Kate Vincent, Selby young carer worker, said: “We have organised some wonderful trips this summer for our young carers in the Selby district.
“The trips have given our young carers a chance to get together with other young people, have fun and have a break from their caring responsibilities. We made new friends and some wonderful memories.”
Young carers help to look after someone, often a parent or a sibling, who has an illness or disability.
Some young carers do lots of physical tasks to help, such as cooking and cleaning or helping someone take medicines or get washed.
Others don’t do any of these things but they do spend a lot of time worrying about someone, or staying at home to be with them.
Carers’ Resource provides a range of support to help young carers, including fun trips and activities in school holidays, youth clubs and one-to-one support.
The service is designed to support young carers’ well-being and resilience, to help them achieve their potential as successful, happy adults.
If you are able to help with fundraising for young carers’ trips and activities, please email [email protected] or call on 0808 50 15 939.