Project name: Inspiring Young Carers
We are seeking funding towards the evolution of our current respite support groups for young carers across Gloucestershire. The groups are proven to be successful in bringing isolated young people together, providing them with vital, life-changing support and reducing the impact of their caring responsibilities at home. We now wish to take this group model to the next level by bringing focus to the activities we provide; incorporating music, drama, art and creative media to crystallise the positive impact our groups already achieve and provide opportunities for young carers to develop new skills, achieve aspirations and open channels to pursue careers in Gloucestershire.
How the £50,000 grant will help
Young carers are a vulnerable and often deprived group of young people. This funding is essential for us to add this new dimension to our work with young carers. It helps us to meet our mission of encouraging young carers to achieve their aspirations. Many young carers require a great deal of emotional and health and wellbeing support to cope with their caring role. This funding adds a skills-based offering to our charity's work, enabling a smooth transition between the health and wellbeing support and their move towards building experiences and contacts for future life. It also fits into our consistency of support.