Young Adult Carers (YAC)
Carmarthenshire Carers Trust Crossroads has been awarded more than £40,000 from Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for unpaid carers, to help young adult carers make life-changing decisions about their future.
If you’re a Young Adult Carer aged 16-25 years and would like to take part in this exciting new project, please get in touch. Further information will be made available shortly. For further details, please contact:
Melanie Rees-Lewis, YAC Development Worker
Tel: 0300 0200 002
If you have a spare moment and are a part of the Young Adult Carers Project, please take a moment of your time to fill in the survey below, as your answers will assist in the improvements of the project and will enhance future services we provide.
Young Adult Carers News & Events
YAC Christmas Trip
On Saturday 19th November a trip was organised for a group of around 30 YACs from Carmarthenshire to celebrate Christmas together through a fun-filled day of activities. The trip was organised in partnership with Swansea Carers Centre who brought another 12 YACs along so there was a really good turn out on the day.
They started at Winter Wonderland in Swansea where most of the YACs braved the harsh weather conditions and took to the ice and also enjoyed some of the fair rides after. Following on from the ice skating, everyone headed over to Jimmy’s World Restaurant where they could eat all they wanted to whilst there. The food was excellent, with a good choice of Indian, Chinese, Italian and British cuisine so no-one was hungry afterwards!
Lastly, was a visit to the Odeon cinema where the YACs were some of the first in the country to see the new Harry Potter film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. Going home, everyone was given a Christmas selection box and they all said they had a great day out and hoped to do it again next year.
This event was made possible through the funding the YAC Project obtained via The Big Lottery Awards for All grant programme so on behalf of the project and all the YACs who attended this great day out we would like to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ to the Big Lottery!
Young Carers Day 26th January 2017
It is national Young Carers Day on 26th January 2017 so at the YAC youth club on the 10th of January the young carers who attended created posters to raise awareness of some of the issues they face in their caring role. As Carers trust have focussed the day around raising aspirations for YACs they created posters about how being a carer shouldn’t stop them achieving your hopes and dreams for the future. We had lots of fun and everyone enjoyed making some lovely posters to promote the event. Also, the YAC project is organising a day trip on Saturday 28th January to coincide with Young Carers day. This will be an exciting day of activities at Morfa Bay Adventure Centre in Pendine, where they will participate in abseiling, archery, a mud assault course and sumo wrestling which sounds great fun!