Young Carers



Young Carers Young Carers are children who care or help care for someone who may have a physical or learning disability, a long term illness or mental illness. They may have help with their caring role; or they may be the sole carer; either way we can offer them our support through our Young Carers Club. We offer support to young carers from the age of 8 to 18 in their caring role, giving them a break whilst also giving them a chance to experience activities that they may not normally have the opportunity to take part in.

Young Carers Club

Braintree young carers club is on Thursday evenings from 4.45 – 6.45pm
Halstead young carers club is on Tuesday evenings from 5.30 – 7.30 pm

Please note: The Halstead and Braintree Young Carers’ Centres will be closed for two weeks for the Christmas break.
Halstead: the last meeting before the break is on Tuesday 15th December 2015, first date back in the new year is 4th January 2016.
Braintree: the last meeting before the break is on Thursday 17th December 2015, the first date back in the new year is 7th January 2016.

At club nights we provide games, activities and workshops, most recently we had Mad Science attend our club and provide workshops including an Electricity workshop, the children all got hands on and learnt about Electricity in a fun way with our Van de Graff Static Generator which made their hair stand on end and then took part in a Plasma Ball challenge, we basically electrocuted the children in a safe way, all in the name of science of course, hee hee! The younger group took part in the Polymers and Putty workshop, where they again got hands on and learnt how and why things stretch then got to make a pot of Putty that they took away with them.