Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Celebration at launch for Young Carers

LAST week saw the launch of Thurrock Council’s ‘Young Carers strategy’ at the Culver Centre, South Ockendon.

Many young people and their families came together for the launch in celebration and recognition of the amazing work they do as carers.

One of the highlights of the event was the sharing of experiences of being a carer for parents and siblings. There were light hearted drama performances and the younger carers from the Sunshine Centre sang for the invited guests.

The strategy supports the council’s vision to identify and significantly reduce the number of children and young people undertaking inappropriate caring roles.

Barbara Foster, Thurrock Council’s Head of Children’s Care said: “Today has been a wonderful day with the carers getting the recognition they deserve.

“These carers, who are making such a difference in their families’ lives, are nothing short of inspirational.”

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