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Young Carers - 5 to 7 years


Weekly Groups

At young carers there are many different types of groups to suit a variety of age ranges.

On a Saturday we have our youngest group for 5 – 11 year olds. They do things like cookery, arts and crafts, play on the computers and do lots of team games and activities.

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How to join the weekly groups...

If you would like more information about how to get involved with young carers please contact a young carers development worker and we can talk to you about how you can get involved. Usually the groups start in September and young carers sign up to take part for a year, however sometimes we can fit people in if places come up or you may need to go on a waiting list. Transport is also available for groups and activities if you need it so don't worry about how you will get there. We will look forward to hearing from you if you want to take part!

Holiday Activities


We have loads of really exciting trips that take place during your school holidays. Once you have joined the Young Carers' Mailing List for your age group you will automatically recieve letters telling you all about the holiday activities that are taking place. All you have to do is return your signed consent form to let us know that you want to take part.

We have been all over the place. Trips have included bottle feeding lambs and baby goats at the farm, getting adventurous building dens and hunting for mini-beasts in the woods, running around and climbing on adventure playgrounds, getting spooky at a halloween party and loads more!

Here are some reviews from some of the young people that have been taking part...

I went to the Halloween Party, there was a witch's cabin full of spiders webs and scary decorations.

The witch was scary and she had a scary laugh. She wanted our sweets! My favourite part was making a trick or treat bag. I dressed up as a witch, it was fun, especially the sweets!

by Aimee, aged 7

If you want to write a review of an activity you have taken part in send it to youngcarers@sunderlandcarers.co.uk

The best reviews will be posted here on our website. You could even draw a picture and send it to us as well. We'd love to see it!

Sunderland Young Carers, Sunderland Carers' Centre, Thompson Park, Thompson Road, Sunderland SR5 1SF Tel: (0191) 549 3768.