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North Tyneside Cares Centre is happy to announce the first young carer newsletter. Check out what’s happening with the young carers’ project at the moment, check future activities, there are also stories, jokes and puzzles. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite from the list of names on page one so we can give the young carers’ room a name. The deadline is December 14th.
A big thanks and well done goes out to Liam, Shay and Kyle who came up with the ideas for the newsletter layout and content…including a great story, and to Vicky who designed the newsletter logo.
If you would like to get involved in future newsletters or have any stories, jokes, puzzles or would like to let other young carers know what you are doing with the young carers’ project then get in touch, the next issue is due out in January.
Who is a Young Carer?
Young carers are children and young people aged 5-18, who help to look after somebody in their family because they have a disability, illness, mental health difficulty or misuse drugs or alcohol.
They may help to look after their Mam, Dad, Brother or Sister or another person in their family.
Most children and young people help out at home with things like washing dishes, but young carers have to do more than that. They may help with laundry, cleaning, shopping, looking after brothers and sisters, or making people feel better when they’re having a bad day.
Most young carers want to carry on caring because they want to help their family. They also want the chance to be with friends, do well at school, and go out with their families, but don’t always get the opportunities that their friends do.
You aren’t alone…..
Our young carers project can offer you whatever it is you feel you need to make being a carer easier and better.
If this sounds like you and you would like to know more about our young carers project, the activities we run and what we can do for you, please click on one of the links above.
A video about Imogen, a young carer who lives in North Tyneside on the BBC Inside Out Programme.