About this cause
We help: Young Carers aged 5-18 who have caring responsibilities for a family member who has a disability, mental health issue, long-term health condition or substance misuse issue; children with disabilities via our Short Breaks service for 8-19-year-olds. In other areas we help: isolated older people; adults with complex needs, adult carers... We support communities to reach their potential.
How this cause brings people in the community together
We aim to offer Young Carers a break from their caring roles, which have increased dramatically due to lockdown. We will help to increase social circles as Carers meet peers during the activities. The disabled children attend safe, fun-filled activity days offering the families respite and time to fulfil their own mental health and support needs.