Category Archives: Carers

Young adult carers ask for a “listening ear” in the borough

 Greater support and recognition needed

12:00 17 April 2015

Wes Streeting and Elaine Norman with the young carers

The borough’s young carers have asked for greater support and recognition from professional services and councillors at an outreach and information event yesterday.



17 April 2015 – In a project spanning over four months, award-winning charity Create is working with young carers in Newham to explore their creativity through a range of artistic activities, from song writing to drama to printmaking. Young carers who attend Newham Carers Network – part of The Renewal Programme and Family Action Newham will experiment with these art forms under the guidance of Create’s professional artists as part of the charity’s extensive inspired:arts programme for young carers.

Disabled Leeds women reveal heartbreaking stories of sexual and physical abuse

17:44Wednesday 15 April 2015

The problems facing disabled women in accessing services for abuse victims.

“I was raped when I was just coming up to my 18th birthday and he physically and mentally abused me … it happened not just to me, it happened to three other people.”

Those are the disturbing words of a 48-year-old Leeds woman called Lucy, recounting her time at a college for people with learning difficulties in the 1980s.