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 […]

    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 […]

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 […]

It is really good news for Friends of Young Carers (West Berkshire) when we see evidence of our Young Carers learning some new skills, having a go at something new and most importantly, getting together with friends and having fun. From May 2016 – April 2017 we have funded a course of bite size workshops […]

FOYC- QUIZ FLYER 2016   If you are around on Saturday 7th May then why not get a team together and join us for our Annual Quiz Night at St. Gabriels School in Newbury. This event has been one of our most successful and since our first quiz in 2014, we have never looked back. […]

It’s nearly Easter and Friends of Young Carers (West Berkshire) are wasting no time in getting on with their Schools Presentation Programme for 2016. Last year we visited a couple of local schools to give a talk to the children during their assembly time. The reaction we had from these visits was a real eye […]

    An unlikely combination you may think but,  last Saturday,  the Trustees of Friends of Young Carers (West Berkshire) proved that this was indeed a brilliant match by raising £210.00 towards respite activities for children in our area. After a glorious sunny February day on the Friday, match day on the 13th dawned grey, wet and […]

Well it’s a New Year and Friends of Young Carers (West Berks) are off to a flying start thanks to the incredible generosity of the friends and parents of St Gabriel’s School Junior Department. Elaine and myself were invited into an assembly a couple of weeks ago as the children wanted to reveal the amount […]