Although it is hard to believe, there are 700,000 young carers living in the UK. Too often, young carers feel socially isolated and invisible members of society. Through our Ealing Young Carers Project, we aim to change that: we provide young carers in Ealing with much-needed respite and support – empowering them to achieve their life goals.
Ealing Young Carers Project offers a bespoke programme of activities, including:
- 1-1 mentoring support
- after-school homework clubs
- lunchtime clubs
- fortnightly youth clubs
- fortnightly swimming clubs
- holiday trips and day activities
- employment and education opportunities
Young carers also receive practical and emotional support from the project’s coordinator –Kathryn Sobczak. A former young carer herself, she offers vital advice and mentoring to young carers.