Carers' Resource is the local, specialist carers' centre for the Bradford and Airedale, Harrogate and Ripon, and Craven districts of Yorkshire.

young carers

Last changed: Saturday 16 January, 2021

Support continues for young carers

Last changed: Monday 6 April, 2020
Young carers have made an NHS craft activity using eggs and loo roll tubes

We are still able to support young carers throughout the coronavirus outbreak. We are calling all the families of young carers who we usually see one-to-one and those who come to our youth clubs. We are using Facebook and our website to make sure carers have links, especially to mental…
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HARROGATE YOUNG CARERS NEED YOU!

Last changed: Thursday 26 January, 2017
Harrogate Young Carers Need You

NEW fundraising drive to boost ongoing support for Harrogate Young Carers Support Young Carers –DONATE HERE! We are today launching a new fundraising campaign to help secure vital ongoing support for Harrogate and Knaresborough’s children and young people who look after a parent or sibling with an illness…
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Calling all Co-op shoppers in Harrogate – young carers need you!

Last changed: Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Help support Harrogate Young Carers when you’re doing your shopping at the Co-op stores in PANNAL and LEEDS ROAD, Harrogate. The Co-op has launched it new Community Fund and Harrogate Young Carers’ service  is to benefit from contributions for the next six months. Our Young Carers’ Service relies on donations…
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Young carers’ summer to remember

Last changed: Wednesday 28 September, 2016

From climbing walls to sailing the high seas – young carers in Craven and Harrogate  who look after a parent or sibling enjoyed a special summer of activities – thanks to the generosity of supporters across the district. Children, some as young as seven, were treated to trips and daring…
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Young carers smash Three Peaks Challenge

Last changed: Wednesday 10 August, 2016
At the beginning of the challenge

Our Young Carers’ Service has marked its 20th anniversary by conquering the Three Peaks. Five young carers, aged 13 to 16, tackled Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough – a distance of 25 miles, and a total climb of 7,000ft. Accompanied by young carer workers and staff, they completed the trek within…
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Callum is proud to be a young carer

Last changed: Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Sporty Callum Filkin is one of thousands of children in Yorkshire who care for a sibling who is sick or has a disability. The 11-year-old helps look after brother Alfie, three, who has Down’s syndrome and a heart defect (AVSD) which has resulted in him having to be fed through…
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Spotlight on Young Carers

Last changed: Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Young Carers Awareness Day – Thursday, January 28 2016 – shines a spotlight on the role of young carers across the UK. It recognises the vast range of tasks young carers carry out, day-in-day-out – highlighting how some children are missing out on their childhoods because they are looking…
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Hampers bring festive cheer for families

Last changed: Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Young carers and their families in Harrogate and Craven are set to have some of the Christmas stress lifted thanks to a special delivery. For we have received a bumper donation and our staff are now distributing some 90 food hampers and 155 gifts – all thanks to the generosity…
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Success on the cards for Poppy

Last changed: Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Artistic young carer Poppy Neely has won a top prize in a national Christmas card competition. The ten-year-old, of Sutton-in-Craven, near Skipton, impressed judges with her festive design for the annual Carers Trust challenge. Young Carer Poppy’s colourful winning design She looks after brother Jack, seven, who has…
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Young carers boxing clever to combat stress

Last changed: Monday 3 August, 2015

Our Young Carers’ and Families’ Team in Harrogate is boxing clever as it launches its latest initiative to support the growing number of young people in North Yorkshire who look after a loved one. We are holding boxing lessons as a way of helping these “hidden heroes” overcome the day-to-day…
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