young carrers

Holiday Hunger Summer 2019 – Holiday Hunger Project Supporting Young Carers

The plight of young carers is well documented, family circumstances mean that from an early age some children and young people provide regular or ongoing care and support to another family member as a result of them having a physical or mental illness, a disability, or are struggling with substance misuse. Young carers often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.
The summer holidays can be a particularly isolating time for young carers, but this year our Young Carers team have been able to organise a range of much needed activities with lunch, dinner and refreshments all funded through our Holiday Hunger Project.