Who we are:
York Carers Centre works with 150 children in York aged 5 to 18 who look after a family member with a physical or mental illness, disability or addiction.
With some children spending 50 hrs of care for a family member per week they struggle to attend and achieve at school and often don’t have the time or family income to take part in clubs, hobbies and activities. Young carers' education, development and health can be significantly impacted, lasting into adulthood.
In our recent survey 80% of young carers told us they would like to attend and take-up a range of interests and hobbies.
What will we do:
With your help we can tackle the inequality that young carers face through our Get Active project.
Our Get Active programme of activities would include supporting young carers to attend things like after school clubs, swimming, music, dance, cubs and brownies.
Our skilled and committed staff would plan the programme and engage young carers to take up hobbies and interests that help increase their self-esteem, build resilience, form friendships and improve their life chances. Every donation helps us give children the opportunity to add some fun to their childhood.
"At young carers we get to do things I never have the chance to do with my family"
To know more about us, our work and our staff team please see our website www.yorkcarerscentre.co.uk