Young Carers’ Virtual Groups
Throughout lockdown we have been offering two weekly virtual ZOOM groups for young carers aged 8-11yrs and 12-15yrs. The virtual groups gave the young carers the opportunity to get some respite within their family home, and to catch up with staff and other young people whilst also having some FUN!!
The groups took part in a variety of activities, some of which involved prizes! Young carers particularly enjoyed all types of quizzes, virtual bingo, scavenger hunts and show and tell.
Young cares also took part in a virtual bake-off, a 10,000 step challenge, virtual ‘hangman’, an escape room and we also had agencies pop in to provide young carers with information and to raise awareness.
During the pandemic, the virtual groups have provided young carers with 112 hours of respite while being at home.