Young carers from across Dudley, who spend such a lot of their time caring for a loved one, got the opportunity to relax and enjoy some fun in the park this Easter.
The sessions, at Netherton Park and Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, gave the youngsters aged 5 – 11 the chance to play games, fly kites and take part in craft activities, as well as indulge in an ice cream!
This was a welcome break for those who care for a family member who has a disability or long-term illness and a chance to play with children their own age and make new friends. One parent of a young carer from Dudley said, “Thank you so much – the happiness my son has got from realising he can make friends is amazing”.
Thank you to everyone who came along and got involved! For those who couldn’t make it, the Dudley Young Carers team also delivered 150 Easter eggs to young carers across Dudley, as well as activity packs to help get those creative juices flowing over the Easter holidays.
The Dudley Young Carers team offer a supportive service to young carers aged between 5 – 18 whose lives are affected by caring for a family member and are part of the Dudley Carers Wellbeing Service at Crossroads. They provide a wellbeing service for carers of all ages throughout the Dudley borough, on behalf of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council.
To find out more about the wellbeing services that we can provide to all age carers in Dudley, visit Dudley Carers Wellbeing Service.