Young Carer Ambassadors – PenPal Scheme

Did you know that since lockdown began we have had 75 new young carers register with us? That’s 75 young carers who are on this journey and haven’t yet been able to meet the staff in person or have the peer support of our other wonderful young carers.

We are trying our best with phone calls and Zoom, but as we all know it’s just not the same!

With this in mind, we are looking to start a new branch of our Care for a Call Ambassadors specifically for young carers. We are looking to our experienced young carers of all ages to become penpal ‘buddies’ for newly registered carers of a similar age. You can then write letters or emails to each other which will be passed through Hartlepool Carers and we won’t share full names or addresses.

The hope is that you can support each other and become friends so that when our doors FINALLY open again, new members will have a familiar face to welcome them to groups.

If you would like to be involved please contact Sarah on 01429 283095 or email sarah.rowntree@hartlepoolcarers.org.uk.

 

 

 

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