Today is National Young Carers Awareness Day, and as an organisation this means a lot to us. Not only do we run the largest young carers festival at our Fairthorne Manor every year – where over 1500 young carers join us for the weekend; gaining respite from their caring responsibilities and the opportunity to just be young people. But we also run a Young Carers Project on the Isle of Wight. Supporting up to 350 young carers from across the island with anything from 1:1 support, information and guidance, events and activities, as well as co-ordinating respite. Here is a story about how in a very small way we were able to make a big difference to one of our carers and her family:
If you would like to get involved with our Young Carers Project or help at our Young Carers Festival then please get in touch. These sort of services and events can only work to their full potential with the generosity of peoples time and the support of donations.