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Young carers in school – the value of good support

One of the fastest growing age groups of carers is young carers. This means that having the right support in schools is invaluable for first of all identifying young carers who may be helping to look after a brother, sister, parent or another family member. Magdalen Gates Primary School have the Carer Friendly Tick Award […]

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Free football sessions for young people at Peterborough United Foundation

Are you a parent carer of a child, or parent of a young carer aged 6-16? If you are in the Peterborough area, Peterborough United Foundation are offering free football sessions to children and young people. The sessions running are: PAN Disability Football for 6-16 year olds, 5.30-6.30pm Mondays, Nene Valley Community Centre, Sugar Way, PE2 9RE PL […]

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Help for schools to identify and support young carers 

There are many challenges that are facing young people in our schools at this time.  But for those who have a role in looking after a family member there are even more demands on them that need recognising so the right support can be given. Without this support young carers can reach crisis point, with their education, physical health and mental health all affected.  This is even […]

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Successful young carer awareness assemblies in schools

With schools returning for the start of the new term it was great to see our awareness team out and about at Martham Academy in Great Yarmouth. Belinda, from Caring Together’s awareness team, delivered twelve assemblies between Key Stage 1 and 2, using the young carers animation for schools, which forms part of the resources […]

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Recognising carer friendly organisations

Four more organisations have had their activities to identify and support carers recognised by the awarding of the Carer Friendly Tick. Milton Surgery (pictured) and Willingham Medical Practice, in Cambridgeshire have both achieved their Carer Friendly Tick – Health. In addition, Age Care Advice who work in Peterborough (Carer Friendly Tick  – Communities) and East […]

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Return to school – helping young carers

The Children’s Society and Carers Trust are sharing a straightforward, no nonsense guide for schools to help with young carers returning to school They hope the advice and guidance this resource offer will help minimise the impact of Covid lockdown on a student young carer’s ability and motivation to reintegrate into full time education. Click […]

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Pedal power raises funds to support carers

We are pleased to celebrate everyone who took part in the MyPrudential Ride London Virtual event and the money raised so far with Caring Together to support carers of all ages in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. Bryony and Alex took part to raise money and support carers in your community, representing Caring Together. Both completed […]

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