Young carers clubs

Young Carers After School Club (YCASC) 5-11 years – Weekly, Term Time only. This is a fun Arts, Craft, and games club with regular workshops and different themed activities for Young Carers who are registered with us. This group provides a fun break for young carers and an opportunity to develop through play. It also provides an opportunity for Young Carers to express themselves in a safe non-judgmental environment, with people who understand the lives of a Young Carer. This group runs every Tuesday at the same time and same place.

School Holiday Club (RESET) 12-16 years. This is a relaxed group offering different planned activities developed from Young Carers ideas. It is a safe space to meet other Young Carers who are registered with us and take a break from their caring responsibilities. We offer arts, craft, games and workshops as well as an emotional support for carer related issues. This is run on a Tuesday same time and same place in the school holidays.

Monthly Fun Event (MFE) 5-16 years.  This is an opportunity to build memories with peer young carers who are registered with us and have fun exploring new places while experiencing different activities together. The events are based on Young Carer feedback and take part in a variety of places within the Southend area, to suit all tastes. This is usually held on the last Saturday of each month and although all ages are invited they will be divided into age groups and on occasions the activities may be only appropriate for our secondary or primary age groups.

Summer Holiday Program 5-16 years. Throughout the summer holidays the above groups will not run however there will be different events and workshops planned for each age group. These will run each week throughout the summer holidays for both age groups. Activities will be based on Young Carers ideas/wish list, in a variety of locations in Southend Borough and nearby areas.