Kingston Carer’s Network (Young Carers’ Project) provides independent information, support and advocacy to people who provide unpaid care for someone living in Kingston. Currently 3,200 carers are registered, of which 613 sit within the Young Carers’ project. YCP supports 5-18 year olds with caring responsibilities with a peer support activities, family activities, wellbeing workshops, youth group, drop ins, school lunch clubs and a mentoring project.
What the Grant is for:
The Love Kingston Grant will go towards a peer support programme in the summer holidays to help reduce isolation, increase resilience, improve family relationships and have fun. Would like to offer one activity per week.
Thank you so much Love Kingston. Our Young Carers will have the opportunity to have breaks, support and fun this summer.
Feedback from the Young Carers Project, supported by the community through a Love Kingston Grant;
53 yound people and their families went on a seaside trip to Littlehampton
32 Young carers and 4 adults visited Monkey World
'Thank you for our day at the seaside. We all enjoyed it very much'
'Lovely day at the beach. A great time spent with friends, amazing rides and good food.'
'I liked riding the rides and eating icecream on the beach. I also enjoyed the free fish and chips!'