North Herts charity supporting young carers given £3,500 grant

Stevenage Borough Council is offering financial support to businesses in the town

Stevenage Borough Council is offering financial support to businesses in the town - Credit: Archant

A charity which provides vital support for young carers has received a £3,500 grant from North Herts District Council.

Herts Young Carers gives respite to people aged between eight and 18 in a fun and safe environment with sport, arts, crafts and various trips.

The grant goes towards volunteer training costs, equipment and transportation for the group which meets fortnightly on term time Thursdays between 7pm and 9pm at Nightingale House in Hitchin.

Councillor Tony Hunter, who oversees the council’s community engagement portfolio, said: “It can be very difficult for young people who are caring for someone who is ill or disabled and the emotional and practical help the group gives is invaluable.”

Leon, a young carer who cares for his grandma, said: “The group gives me a place to relax and have fun. I meet other young carers and can always get support from the volunteers.” For more information visit www.hertsyoungcarers.org.uk.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter