When lockdown forced the young carers of Warwickshire to be supported virtually, the videos and online activities the charity created proved crucial in replacing their usual face-to-face sessions. Now, in honour of Carers Week (8th-14th June), they are extending their invitation to local sportspeople, entrepreneurs, writers, musicians, poets, chefs and more to get involved.

The charity works with young carers, aged 6-25, who care for siblings, parents or grandparents. These youngsters are heavily relied on to help with a disability, substance dependency, mental health condition or terminal illness, which places considerable strain on their own lives.

Pairing online conferencing technology with their new YouTube channel, Warwickshire Young Carers has continued effective group and one-to-one support, encouraging resilience and emotional wellbeing. To find out more about volunteering content for the Warwickshire Young Carers group activities or YouTube channel, contact them via their website

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