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Friendship and socialising - Plymouth Young Carers

Check out the Plymouth Youth Service which is a great place to meet new friends and share your thoughts.


Young carers Awareness Day and Carers week

Young carers across schools have an opportunity to come together for two events in January and June. Previous activities have included:

  • Survival skills at Burrator Reservoir
  • Bread making with Warburton's bread
  • Pebble painting and a picnic at Saltram
  • Pottery painting at Hands2gether
  • Bus tour and ice cream on Plymouth Hoe
  • Depot tour at Plymouth Citybus

Plymouth City Council also work alongside the Donkey Sanctuary at Ivybridge to give young carers opportunities for respite and therapy

Here is a resource from Macmillan about how young carers can be supported if they are caring for loved ones who have cancer.

A Guide for Young People who are looking after someone with cancer

NHS England- Support for young carers

Here is the link to a blog and song, showing the top 5 tips for young carers that have been developed in partnership with Young Carer Health Champions:

Fun and Freedom Club - Friends and Families of Special Children

Offering young carers a chance to make new friends in a similar situation, it offers lots of fun with weekend clubs, days out and trips away. Find out more and get involved!

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This page was last updated on 15 February 2022

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