Our New Young Carer Worker, Laura Ives is Awesome

Laura will take over from Susan as the Craven Young Carer worker at the end of this month.  She really enjoyed her first trip out with Craven Young Carers to Malham Tarn Field Centre.

Bowling & Pizza!

Half term fun.. Our young carers had a great afternoon Bowling & eating yummy pizza!!

Big thank you to all the staff at RAF Menwith Hill 🙂

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Craven Utime – Youth Group 28/3/18

At last month’s youth group session we made spaghetti and marshmallow structures, did some painting and had a guest appearance from Albert (pictured reclining on the floor).  Albert was well behaved, and so were the young carers!

Pony Party!

Lots of fun this afternoon at our Young Carers Pony Party!! Thank you to Follifoot Riding Centre for a great experience!

We loved every minute!

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Harrogate Theatre Party

Our primary school young carers enjoyed a fun filled party at Harrogate Theatre during the half term. Thanks to a donation from Cardale Asset Management LTD the jungle themed party was a huge success, filling the young carers with imagination and confidence!

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North Yorkshire Youth Voice Executive – Carlton Lodge

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Harrogate Climbing Centre Trip!

What a great way to start February half term! Our young carers at Harrogate Climbing Centre! Well done to all involved!

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Having fun with selfie sticks is Awesome

Craven Young Carers had great fun at youth group last week.  The selfie stick and props proved a good investment!

Having fun is awesome.

Non school uniform day is awesome!

We want to say a big thank you to Hookstone Chase  Primary School for raising a grand total of £246 for our young carers. The school held a non uniform day for Young Carers Awareness Day to let pupils and parents know what support is available in the area. We support several young carers at the school and are very grateful for their generosity!

Young Carers Awareness Day is Awesome

25th January marks Young Carers Awareness Day and we have been bust raising lots of awareness in Harrogate and Craven! We have given assemblies to the whole school at Harrogate High who have had a special young carer focus throughout the whole week. Thank you Harrogate High for being awesome and helping us to raise awareness !


Carers are Awesome

Two of our carers – Edward Rhodes (age 8) and Brian Eskriett age (89) helped us to celebrate the opening of our new Skipton office today.  The ribbon proved to be extra strong, but they managed to cut through it and enjoyed cake and refreshments afterwards.


Thank you Edward and Brian.  Carers are Awesome.


Trampoline Trip – Craven Utime with Sam


Craven Young Carers had great fun on Sunday the 21st of Jan at Oxygen trampoline park in Leeds.

Volunteers are AWESOME

Craven young carers are very proud that Sam Athersmith was short listed for the Craven Champions ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award.  The prize ceremony was at the Conniston Hotel and was a lovely evening.  Sam is pictured here with his girlfriend Amy.

Thank you Sam – we think you’re AWESOME

DWP Donations!

Totally overwhelming seeing all of these incredible Christmas hampers and presents donated by the DWP staff in Leeds!! Thank you so much for supporting young carers and families for the past 10 years!!! You guys are amazing! 🙂

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Christmas Present Delivery!

Exciting times delivering Christmas presents to our young carers within school! Here are a few pictures from St Aidan’s C of E High School, Rossett and King James in Knaresborough. Massive thank you to our friends at DWP and Ashville Primary school for donating these amazing gifts!!

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Budz Christmas Party!!

Budz Christmas party!! A fun filled night with our young carers, party games, bouncy castle, great food and fabulous presents! Huge thank you to Casino Castles who provided us with our amazing bouncy castle and Mary Tunnicliffe and friends from Inner Wheels Brignates who helped with the organisation of this special event!!

Also a massive thank you to our donors First Scrivem Scouts and Vocalink for the terrific gifts! We are overwhelmed by your generosity!  Have a wonderful Christmas everyone 🙂

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DWP staff are AWESOME

The biggest thank you to DWP staff in Leeds for  supporting  young carers and families for the past 10 years.  Today we collected  gifts and hampers to be delivered  in the Harrogate and Craven areas.

Such generosity is a sight to behold!


Christmas Party – U Time Youth Club!

Christmas party with our young carers at U Time!! Lots of fun and laughs! Thank you to Casino Castles for providing us with our amazing Disco Dome.

Merry Christmas everyone!! 🙂

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U Time Christmas Party!

Our Young Carers at U Time youth club thoroughly enjoyed receiving their Christmas gifts!!! Massive thank you to our friends at Vocalink and Lisa Sumpton, family and friends for your generous donations! It really means a lot!

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Christmas Crafts are Awesome

Craven Young Carers had fun making Christmas crafts last night.  We made elves, baubles and pompom snowpeople.   Thank you to Morrisons for donating sandwich boxes which were delicious.  Also a thank you to Bentham CP School for the use of the Community Room.  Happy Christmas! 

Volunteers are AWESOME

We are pleased and proud that Sam Athersmith has been shortlisted  for a Craven Community Champions Award in the Volunteer of the Year category!  We made the nomination because Sam has been so generous with his time in support of young carers.  The award was established by Craven District Council and The Craven Herald and is sponsored by local businesses.  The winner will be announced at a special prize evening on the 11th Jan 2018 at the Coniston Hotel.  Sam is pictured here with young carers at the Craven youth group.  He’s the one with a beard!  See previous post!

Good Luck Sam – you’re AWESOME

Volunteer Awards are awesome

A huge congratulations to our young volunteer Harry who has scoped not one but two volunteering awards this year! Harry, who is also one of our young carers, won the young volunteer oscar at an awards ceremony of over 400 people. Harry supports us at our primary school aged youth club. Thank you Harry!

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Bead Trip!

Throughout half term we visited ‘Bead’ for a creative jewellery making session! Our young carers enjoyed making bracelets, necklaces, key-rings and bookmarks for themselves, friends and family! Big thank you to Gill and Amelia for being such great hosts! What a lovely morning we all had! #Bead #JewelleryBar #Creative

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Imagine Spa Trip!

Our young carers feeling relaxed, revitalized and restored after an amazing day yesterday at Imagine Spa! We had full access to leisure and fitness facilities combined with fabulous spa treatments and a private Pilates session! Huge thank you to Carers Trust for kindly donating this trip and thank you to Lizzie our Pilates/Mindfulness instructor! #youngcarers #spaday #relaxation

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Young and Yorkshire Film!

Some of our Young Carers agreed to perform in the film Young and Yorkshire which is currently being made by North Yorkshire County Council! Our young carers were interviewed at UTime youth club and spoke about their experiences of growing up in North Yorkshire. Such a fun night!! Well done to all involved! #YoungandYorkshire #NYCC #YoungCarers

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Healthy Snacks are Awesome

Craven young carers made healthy snacks last night at youth group and then gobbled them up.

Craven Young Carers Utime

Great fun was had last night at youth group in Skipton.  We made funny edible faces from healthy ingredients and then gobbled them up