Family Carers Ireland’s annual Young Carers Respite Weekend took place from June 22nd to 24th in Carlingford Adventure Centre. The aim of the event is to give young people with caring responsibilities the chance to have fun, relax, socialise and have their voices heard about issues that affect them.
Almost 40 young carers from across the country attended the weekend – which was themed ‘Active, Healthy & Caring’ – and took part in workshops to give them the opportunity to influence Family Carers Ireland’s support and policy agenda.
At the event, we officially launched our new Young Carers Card which gives young people with caring responsibilities access to a variety of deals and discounts and can be used as disclosure tool for schools, colleges and health services.
There are over 20 deals and discounts available to young carers including offers from Carlingford Adventure Centre, Zipit Forest Adventure, Grafton Barbers, Omniplex Cinemas, Gym Plus, The Body Shop and many more.
To join online for free, click here and select Young Carer in the drop-down list.
You can view a gallery of images from our Young Carers Respite Weekend here.