Friends of Young Carers fund a range of activities for Young Carers in West Berkshire aged 5-18 years, providing respite from their caring role in the home. 

A grant of £5,000 from the NHS Carers Fund, managed by Berkshire Community Foundation, has helped to fund ongoing outings and activities including the Young Carers Festival 2015, a camping weekend away from home where young carers have the opportunity to meet other children who are experiencing similar difficulties, make new friends and relieve feelings of isolation and loneliness.


“We never underestimate how much these events mean to the children and also how much has to be put in place for them at home to enable them to go.  We would not have been able to fund so many of these events without the generous support of Berkshire Community Foundation and we are immensely grateful.  The smiling faces of the Young Carers says it all.”

Alison McIntyre
Friends of Young Carers

Friends of Young Carers