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‘Wish’ cash for carers would make dreams come true


Wish cash would help young carers

A SUPPORT group is hoping to make wishes come true for the hidden carers in the community.


Crossroads Care, on Smailes Lane, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, has been providing advice and support to hundreds of young carers across the region since it formed in 1996.

Young carers project saved by Children in Need

Slough young carers scheme future secure


Young carers in Berkshire have described how a support project has helped them cope with looking after their loved ones.

Slough Crossroads opens its doors for two hours each week, offering young people a much-needed break.

The service is open to children as young as four and offers advice and support throughout the week as well as weekly recreational activities.

Young carers will benefit from this

Crystal group gives young carers a break

Young carers meet.

Published on Friday 4 November 2011 09:46

YOUNGSTERS who look after sick relatives are given a chance to enjoy their childhood at a playgroup.

Life is not always easy for some primary school-aged children who have to care for unwell relatives or do the food shopping or house work.

But West Norfolk Carers provides these youngsters, aged between seven and 11, with a few hours of relaxation during their Crystal Group sessions.

Some of these youngsters will benefit from trips out and transport thanks to the Lynn News Young Carers Appeal.

We have teamed up with West Norfolk Carers to raise £100,000 to help improve the lives of youngsters, who are caring for sick relatives.

During the Crystal Group sessions on a Wednesday, 15 children have fun playing on the Wii or having a go at a variety of craft activities. They also enjoy snacks.