Dorset young carers treated to theatre trip

Dorset young carers treated to theatre trip

Health | Posted: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 1:21 pm | return to news

Dorset young carers treated to theatre trip

As a reward for their hard work, and some downtime from their responsibilities, 25 Dorset young carers went to see War Horse at Southampton’s Mayflower.

Dorset young carers treated to theatre trip

Over the past year, the service has provided a range of activities and services to these young people including group day trips and residential trips for the whole family.

The service has also teamed up with charity My Time in Worth Matravers, which offers play days and short breaks.

Cllr Steve Butler, lead member for Children’s Services said, “Dorset Young Carers Service provides these unsung heroes with support and understanding as well as time-out from their home responsibilities.

“Young carers can feel isolated and face many challenges depending on their personal situation.

“These activities are an opportunity for young carers to relax and talk with each other.”

Carole Saunders from the service said, “Events like these are only made possible for our young carers by the ongoing support of charities such as the Careline Appeal, who funded the theatre trip.

“We continue to receive support from Friends of Dorset Young Carers, Rotary clubs, My Time charity, Careline and the Leonardo Trust. Without them we wouldn’t be able to offer such a great range of support and activities for our young carers.”

There are currently 117 young carers in the county being supported by the Dorset Young Carers Service, but the service believes that many more may remain hidden. It strives to identify and assess potential young carers and ensure they have access to all the help and support available.

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