Breaks & Activities Service
Our Breaks and Activities service, made up of our Breaks and Activities Worker and a team of Sessional Workers, is an opportunity for young carers to take a break from caring and their responsibilities at home. The are able to try new activities, explore aspirations and make friends with other young people who are also young carers.
Young carers will also benefit from gaining a variety of skills, increasing their confidence and feeling supported by staff and other young carers.
During our sessions they are able to relax and have fun, and can attend as many or as little sessions as they like! Invites are sent out for all activities by text and email, and all you have to do is sign up and come along on the day. We do understand that life at home can get in the way of attending sessions with us, so we ask you if possible to let the Breaks and Activities Worker know if you can’t attend a session so we can offer your space to another young carer.
Some of our activities in the past have included arts and crafts sessions, Climbing, badminton, games nights, Cake decorating, out of bound activity days and themed quiz nights.
Activities run all year round. We facilitate groups for both primary school and Secondary school aged young carers. Currently we are offering both a mixture of online and face to face sessions.
During the school term our groups run on:
Primary Group (Year 1 – Year 6) Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Secondary Group (Year 7 – Year 11) Wednesdays and Thursdays
In the school holidays we also organise one-off activities and trips for young carers. Last year young carers enjoyed a fun day at Powburn Activity Centre, and we hope where possible to continue to take young people out of North Tyneside to have a go at different activities and explore. We know young carers really do enjoy this time together.
For more information, please contact our Breaks and Activities Worker: Chris Selby at: