Young carers have been enjoying a packed programme of fun activities over the school summer holidays delivered by our Young Carers Team and there is still more to come until the end of August.
The summer of fun began in July when some young carers started six-week skiing courses at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.
Just last week (Monday 9th – Thursday 12th August 2021), young carers were at the Herts Young Mariners Base in Cheshunt partaking in kayaking, paddle boarding, wall climbing, raft building, and bush crafting. All of the young carers who attended said that they enjoyed all of the activities on offer!
Hertford Castle Bowls Club have kindly opened their doors to young carers every Thursday until the end of August, which has been an ideal opportunity to enjoy a competitive but relaxing sport.
The young carers mascot Cleveland the Cat has been present at many of the activities, at times reminding young carers to take COVID-19 precautions where possible. Thank you to Young Carer Chloe for taking pictures!
Our staff have also been running weekly Wild Wellbeing sessions, which aim to support young carers with their mental health through activities that connect them to nature.
There are still two more weeks of the Young Carers Summer Festival to come with activities in Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead. Plus, there will be our first picnic for Young Adult Carers aged 16+ on Friday 27th August 2021 in Verulamium Park, St Albans. It’s a chance to meet new friends and welcome in the bank holiday weekend!
If you would like to attend the picnic or find out about the support our Young Carers Team provides children and young people in a caring role, please email or call 01992 58 69 69.