‘Vi­tal fund­ing’ will help sup­port young car­ers

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

YOUNG peo­ple in Hilling­don who are car­ing for a sick or dis­abled fam­ily mem­ber are to ben­e­fit from ex­tra sup­port.

The Car­ers Trust, the char­ity for un­paid car­ers, has given more than £39,000 to Hilling­don Car­ers to spend on train­ing, res­i­den­tial trips and sup­port for young peo­ple.

Project work­ers will be mak­ing sure car­ers aged 14 to 25 un­der­stand their rights and get the steer they need to make choices in life – be­yond their de­mand­ing car­ing roles.

Sally Chan­dler, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Hilling­don Car­ers, said: “This vi­tal fund­ing has en­abled us to ex­pand our young car­ers ser­vice and sup­port young adult car­ers dur­ing this piv­otal pe­riod in their lives. As a re­sult of re­ceiv­ing this grant, we have been able to bridge the gap be­tween child and adult ser­vices and have de­vel­oped a com­pre­hen­sive pro­gramme to sup­port young adult car­ers in their pur­suit of ed­u­ca­tion, train­ing or em­ploy­ment.”

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