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Support for young carers in Suffolk

29 July 2021

Young carers registered with Suffolk Family Carers will be able to enjoy respite activities thanks to a £1,000 donation.

Our Suffolk regional team selected the charity to receive the funding through its Building Futures scheme, which supports organisations working with the under-18s.

Project manager Jessica Searle said: “Our service provides support, advice and guidance to more than 1,600 young people aged between five and 16. Young carers may need emotional or wellbeing support, practical assistance or just a chance to mix with other young people.

“This funding will allow us to host a respite activity for young carers aged nine to 12, enabling them to ‘get away’ overnight and enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits as well as wellbeing sessions where they can share their experiences.

“We are very grateful to Persimmon Homes Suffolk for their support.”

For more information about the charity visit www.suffolkfamilycarers.org

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