SUPPORT: Young Carers Newsletter

As a young carer, the New Year gets into its stride, now is a good opportunity to look at making some positive changes and how to achieve these. The special Calderdale Young Carers Newsletter will give some suggestions of things that can help improve carers lives for the better. It might be that over the year you want to try all 5 or that 1 is just enough for you!

Download the full newsletter here and see some upcoming events that you may like to join at the bottom of this page.

Improving Health and Wellbeing
As a carer you may feel you have very little time to focus on your own health and wellbeing, but it is so important! There is lots of support available in this area and sometimes it just requires a small amount of time to start making changes!

Managing Your Money
Issues with finances are often very common with carers, from understanding the benefits system to learning budgeting skills, there are lots of difficulties carers face but also lots of advice and support available. Calderdale Carers caseworkers are able to offer some advice but also have a good knowledge of other services if you require in-depth specialist support.

Making More Time to Socialise
Carers often say they don’t have enough time to meet with their friends, family or other carers. Calderdale Carers feel that these relationships are essential to all of us.

Taking up a new Hobby or Learning A New Skill
Have you ever thought about going back to education to learn a new language, find out about your family history or complete a first aid course? Then Calderdale Adult Learning might have a course for you.

Sorting Out Your Affairs
The new year can be a good time to start thinking about and preparing for the future. At Calderdale Carers we can offer you advice and information on lasting power of attorney, making a will and funeral planning. This can include sending you out printed information, talking through a specific issue or signposting you to where you can get help.

Some activities coming up;

Tea out at Pizza Hut – Thursday 7 March, 5:00pm
Meeting at Pizza Hut. £20 allowance for food and drink.

LaserZone – Wednesday 17 April, 4:00pm
Pick up at the office at 4pm. Session includes 2 games of laser tag, a drink and snack.

Bowling – Tuesday 14 May, 5:00pm
Meeting at Electric Bowl for 2 games, food and drink.

To participate in any of the activities please contact Lydia on 01422 369101 or 07858 714068