Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

9th August 21

Young carers at Pleasurewood Hills At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers.

These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and influence decisions that affect you.

So whether you are a young carer (aged under 18) or a young adult carer (aged up to 25) you can get involved.

Unless otherwise stated, activities are for carers aged 5-18 years old across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. Some sessions are for young adult carers, aged 18-25. If you are a young adult carer you can also contact us to find out about other workshops and fun sessions we may have available to you.

To sign up for the sessions:

Please give the name and date of the activity that you are interested in joining in with. Some sessions may have other ways to sign-up in which case details will be given below.

One-to-one support with your study or employment goals
If you are a young carer, this August, Carers Trust are offering you the opportunity to receive one-to-one support with your studies or employment goals. These sessions are for young adult carers, aged 16 – 25, who would like support. Click here to find out more about this one-to-one support with your study or employment goals.

Tuesday 10 August – 10am-3pm – Grafham Water day (currently full, reserve / waiting list available)
Come along to fun day out to Grafham water. Funded by St Ives Rotary, there be lunch and a coach. Open to all young carers and young adult carers, spaces are limited.

Thursday 12 August – 2pm-4pm – Peterborough United football session
Join us for a fun-filled football session run by coaches from Peterborough United Football Club. This is open to young carers aged 5-16 years old.

Tuesday 17 August – 11am-1.30pm – Norris Museum event
If you are a Huntingdon or St Ives based young carer, come along to this fun event at the Norris Museum in St Ives! Create your own beautiful clay tile with real glass tesserae. we will then have a bring your own picnic before heading across to Holt Island for an adventure tour. Open to Hunt/St Ives young carers.

Wednesday 18 August – 1pm-3.30pm – Froglife Garden Afternoon
Open to Primary School age young carers. Join us for an afternoon of pond dipping and other garden activities run by Froglife (Froglife is a national wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles – frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards – and saving the habitats they depend on.).

Wednesday 25 August – 9am-5pm – Young carers beach trip (currently full, reserve / waiting list available)
Open to young carers of all ages, come along for some fun with a day at the beach. We will be going to Old Hunstanton.

Tuesday 7 September – 4pm-5pm – Sensory bottle/Calm Jar craft and chat about taking time out
Open to young carers and young adult carers aged 11-25. Join us online to make your own glitter sensory bottle/calm jar. All you need is an empty, clean, screw top bottle or jar. Be sure to take the labels off but keep the top/lid. Please confirm attendance by 27th August so we can send you the rest of the supplies needed. Once we have made our sensory bottles/calm jars we will talk about the importance of taking time out when feeling mad, angry or upset and how to use your sensory jar/calm jar.

Wednesday 15 September – 6pm-7pm – Detective games night
Back due to popular request! Whether you’ve joined this detective game before or not, you will have great fun sniffing out the truth or creating the crime! Are you a good liar? Or maybe you are good at finding out the truth. Join us online for a evening of detective fun!

Saturday 18 September – 10.30am-11.30am – Sign to song
Join us online and learn British Sign Language to a popular song. All you need is yourself and your hands! No previous knowledge or experience needed! Open to young carers of all ages.

Tuesday 21 September – 4pm-5pm – Circuit workout to music
Get your workout gear on, find some space and join us online to workout to music. Make sure you bring some water and are ready to work hard as we complete a fun exercise circuit! Open to young carers of all ages.

Wednesday 29 September – 6pm-7pm – Virtual Hangman/ spot the difference
Join us online as we play these two well known games virtually! Make sure you put your thinking hats on, prepare a word to use for hangman and wear your glasses if you need them! Open to young carers of all ages.