The 2nd half of 2017 looks like being an amazing time for Salford's young carers as a number of Projects get underway and others reach their conclusion. Also we will be running a number of fixed term groups for young people looking at the issues they face as carers, hoping to build on their resilience and build up their confidence & self esteem. Lots of these groups will be targeted at our most vulnerable young people but there will be plenty of other opportunities for young people to access support & fun activities.
So an idea of the next 6 months;
🌟 Salford's 3rd annual Young Carers Day 26th September: from breakfast with the Ceremonial Mayor all the way to our 6th showcase event at the Lowry Theatre this is a day for the whole of Salford to celebrate & be proud of the young carers who live in this amazing city. This year's Lowry project group have been working on the event & showcase for a few months & it's looking very exciting.
🌟 Calendar 2018: a small group of 9 young carers are working with Nicola & Jenny on producing the 10th Salford Young Carers calendar and the initial work in the sun of North Wales makes it look very exciting.
🌟 Who Carers-National Tour; over the summer we will be working with a group of young carers to revisit the highly acclaimed play they produced in partnership the Lowry Theatre in 2016. It will be updated ready for the national tour which starts on the 30th October. Söooooooooooooo exciting but before then the group need to be re-interviewed, actors need selecting, tour/web site information agreed and the actual tour dates & venues confirmed-all of which will involve, & at times be led by the young carers themselves. Once it's all agreed there will be the small matter of deciding which venues we want to visit for Q&As
🌟 Another part of the Lowry Project will be 8 young carers looking at the tool kit that exists at present and bringing it up to date to incorporate our two pays "Behind Closed Doors" & "Who Cares"
🌟 During the summer holidays the YC/YAC board will relaunch themselves with the launch of their own "Manifesto for Change" which challenges a number of community & statutory responses to carers 24 & under whilst positively looks at how we can all challenge the poverty of opportunity faced by many carers, young & old.
🌟 we will also be running a number of groups exploring the wellbeing of carers, the pitfalls in transition at every stage, and groups exploring caring for newly identified young carers
🌟 then there's the fun......panto trip, farm trips, art groups and the trips into the Dark Peak for energy sapping hill walks 🚶 🚶 🚶
All in all a busy 6 months but still time to support you, your family & your school so see you soon