Young Carers

Arthur Mellows Village College, in partnership with www.carerstrustcpn.org, is now providing for Young Carers. We do this by promoting positive images and information about disability, illness and young carers. We consult and listen to young carers ensuring they have the time and space to talk. We intend to embed them in existing school systems to monitor their wellbeing in the same way as other vulnerable pupil groups. We know this is vital because it reduces stigma and ensures a positive ethos where young carers feel safe and confident in accessing support, whilst promoting self-identification where a young carer may self-identify to a member of staff whom they feel they can talk to, creating long term change where young carers are on a similar footing to other vulnerable pupils.
 
Please contact Mrs Blackmore at sblackmore@arthurmellows.org if your child would like to join our group.
 
For further information on the work of the Carers Trust please click here https://www.carerstrustcpn.org/
 

Can you help raise some Christmas cheer?

Here at Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough we cannot believe that Christmas is just around the corner.  Whilst many of us are busy picking presents, deciding on decorations and enjoying the festive fun, we need your help.
 
Christmas can be a difficult time for everyone, especially if you are a family carer. Eight out of ten carers say that they feel lonely or isolated.  This can feel worse at Christmas. This feeling doesn’t only affect elderly carers.  Family carers of all ages can feel the financial and practical pressures of the holiday season, with young carers hit particularly hard, saying that Christmas day is “tougher” or “sadder” than the rest of the year.
 
It isn’t something that most people understand unless you have been there yourself.  We know that a lot of people who are looking after someone don’t always think of themselves as a family carer. If someone is caring for someone who couldn’t cope without their support, odds on that they are.
 
The Big Christmas Cheer is all about spreading the word.  We want family carers to recognise their vital role and, more importantly, be able to get the help that they need, when they need it.  We are a charity that help family carers and their families by providing support, advice and guidance, as well as opportunities for respite from their caring role. 
 

How can I get involved?

We need your help to bring Christmas cheer to more family carers this Christmas. Help us make a difference to carers in our region by:
  • Inviting us to speak to your colleagues or community group
  • Volunteering to hold a fundraising event
  • Making a donation to our charity
  • Spread The Big Christmas Cheer by sharing on social media. Don’t forget to tag Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough.
If you’d like to show your support for Carers this Christmas, get in touch by emailing engagement@carerstrustcpn.org or giving us a call on 0345 241 0954 and we’ll give you the information you need to do so.  Your on-going support makes a difference to the lives of nearly 10,000 carers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and on their behalf, we thank you.
 
Kate Bement | Fundraising & Engagement
Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough & Norfolk, St Ives office
Tel: 01480 499090| Mobile: 07702 552 364 

 

  1. CTCPN The Big Christmas Cheer A5 flyer
  2. CTCPN The Big Christmas Cheer leaflet A5
  3. The Big Christmas Cheer Serpentine Green Poster A3