Awesome Desserts!


As it’s the end of the summer we wanted to round off our healthy recipes with something fun. Why not try these simple desserts – or design your own? Click here for the website that inspired these cute animal faces and don’t forget to send us pictures if you make some!

Fish is Awesome!


Fish is healthy and delicious and said to be especially good for our brains so this week’s recipe is for fishcakes. It’s a child-friendly recipe so maybe you can make them together and have fun in the kitchen. Click here for the recipe.

Next week is our last weekly recipe so I think we will do a dessert as a treat!

Awesome Healthy Food – week 2

We are loving the sunny weather this week and have been having loads of fun taking young carers out for day trips. If you’re going out with your family or friends try making these fantastic mexican style dips with tortilla strips. Much more healthy and less expensive than stopping for fast food! They will be just as good for a family night in with a movie too! Click here for the recipe: Mexican Dip Jars

Healthy Food is Awesome!


The summer is a great time to try eating healthy foods, with lots of lovely fruit and vegetables in season. Also, in hot weather eating cold foods like salads that you don’t have to cook is a good idea!

The Change 4 Life website has got really good information and recipes including this one for ratatouille pasta bake.

If you think you have a better healthy recipe send it to us and we will choose another awesome recipe for next week!

Young Carer Support App is Awesome

We have worked with some other young carer projects to create a new app full of useful information for young carers. Please tell all your friends about it so they can help us spread the word and reach young people who might not even realise they are young carers.  Search  for ‘Young Carers Support App’ on Appstore or Play Store to download free. Here is a young carer from Kirklees talking about it


Young Carers Action Day is Awesome!

16th March 2021 is Young Carer Action Day and we have made this film to share so young carers can tell the world about their lives. Thank you to all the young carers for telling your stories – you’re awesome! Tell everyone to watch!

Harrogate Brigantes Rotary Club is Awesome!

We are so grateful for the continued support from the Harrogate Brigantes Rotary Club. They recently provided funding for us to take a small group to Stockeld park to see the Illuminations. Happy Christmas and thank you – you’re awesome!


The NHS is awesome!

Thank you to all the young carers and families who sent in rainbows for us to celebrate the end of carers week with a big Thank You NHS video. If you haven’t seen it yet check it out!


EGG- cellent designs by Lexi and Toby of our NHS Hero’s.

Lexi and Toby have put so much work into these Egg designs for our challenge and have recognised our NHS hero’s. Well done both of you we loved receiving these photos.

Linda our Young Carers Worker in Harrogate’s design

Meet Linda’s fabulous Minion design who is #StayingatHome

2 Great Egg designs from our Young carers’ in Harrogate

Great designs by Charlotte and Abigail. Such detail in these.  Amazing. Well done!

‘Kevin’ the Potato

A fabulous entry into the decorate a potato or egg challenge.

An Awesome design by our Young Carer Elliot made whilst at home.

Craven Young Carers Life Skills First Aid Training Session – 24.07.19

Special thanks to Jenny from Davis Training & Consultancy for delivering the session, unbelievably the training helped one young carer step in and help a friend who was choking just days after receiving this training. Well done!!

Jess, 17, Talks About Life as Young Carer




Leah, Honor and Freya are Awesome!

M&S Harrogate are supporting us this year and have let us busk in their store. Honor, Freya and Leah are all young carers who have given up their time and raised hundreds of pounds for us – thanks guys – you’re awesome!

Harrogate at Christmas!

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the generous donations of gifts, hampers and experiences which have made Christmas time so special this year.

Thank you:

Harrogate Round Table 
Soroptimist International of Harrogate
Inner Wheel of Harrogate Brigantes
RAF MenwithHill
DWP Leeds
Rudding Park
Scriven Scouts

Harrogate Mark’s and Spencer are Awesome

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to the young carers and their families who have fund raised for us at Harrogate’s Marks and Spencer’s. We have been lucky enough to be selected as the store’s charity of the year and have wasted no time in shaking our buckets! Here is young carer Maddie volunteering her time to fundraising – She found standing near the busy toilet area a really good place to get lots of donations!

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Thank you Maddie!

We are Awesome!

We have been nominated for a group award in the St James’s Place Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards! It is a real honour and fantastic that our young carers are being recognised and celebrated in this way. The winner is decided by Public Vote made online here, so please vote for us:

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.

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.


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 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 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!