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Hello everyone, We are really looking forward to working with Nell and all the exciting and fun times ahead for the Young Carers in West Berkshire. We have already approved activities for the Easter holidays which include, horse riding, craft and drama workshops and really hope these may be able to go ahead. Also, we […]


  Hello again, What a wonderful surprise we had this week when we received a donation of £500. It is so rewarding when, following on from BBC Children in Need, people take time to find out what is happening in their local area. Again, Young Carers were represented in this year’s appeal and it seems […]


HELLO EVERYONE, It’s been a while since we posted on our website and we are excited to share some recent photos and comments from the Young Carers festival which took place in June this year. As always the Young Carers had a tremendous time and as the comments below show, they really do enjoy this […]

Our Community Friends – St Gabriels

Elaine and I had a lovely surprise when we were invited back to St. Gabriels Junior School Assembly at the end of January where we were presented with a cheque for £247.94. This money was raised from the Junior School Nativity and Carol Concert and we are incredibly grateful that once again the children chose […]


Hello to all our readers, What a lovely time the trustees had on Sunday when we were invited to Welford Park to have a Charity Stand at one of their busiest Snowdrop Days. We met so many lovely members of the public who were interested in how we help Young Carers in West Berkshire, spent […]


We had a fantastic morning out with Thatcham Tornadoes at the end of October when they ran a Junior School Football Tournament at Lower Way in Thatcham. The weather was glorious and we really enjoyed watching all the children having a great time, getting their players medals and queuing up to have a go at […]


We so pleased when we heard that we had been successful in our application for a grant from Newbury Town Council. The award of £2,200 allowed us to send all our Young Carers on summer trips back in July and August. The younger age groups went for a day out to the seaside in Bournemouth […]

When numbers just don’t make sense.

    A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for someone who cannot cope without their support due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction. Tarek, seven looks after his arthritic mum, Caroline. The 2011 census identified 10,000 carers aged 5-7, up 83% on the previous decade. The true figure is likely […]

Making life easier

Now and again we would like to share with you some of the individual help that we give to our Young Carers in West Berkshire. A Young Carer will understand how this could make a huge difference to their day to day caring role. Most children will not understand this at all. It’s not easy […]


Barbara manages all the Applications for Funding for Young Carers in West Berkshire and liaises between West Berks Council Young Carers Project, Activity Providers, Bus and Coach Hire Companies as well as attending some of the projects and activities that we fund. Needless to say, she is a busy lady!! However, Barbara is also a […]