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Eden Carers awarded £9,999 by BBC Children in Need

[E]den Carers are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded them a grant of £9,999 over 1 year. This grant will fund emotional resilience work with young carers, helping to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in Eden.

A carer is someone who is looking after a relative or friend, of any age, who, because of disability, illness or old age cannot manage at home without help.  At Eden Carers, we provide fee support and information to these unpaid carers.

This funding will allow us work in conjunction with CADAS providing young carers; under 18 years of age, with 1:1 support and peer group sessions.  Support will concentrate on learning about emotional resilience as well as coping strategies and actual techniques.

Sue Davis the Operations Manager at Eden Carers said; “In Eden we estimate there are over 9,000 young carers.  Without the support of BBC Children in Need, we could not reach out to the young carers in Eden offering this new service. This grant will go on to change the lives of so many young people and give them the support they need.

BBC Children in Need funding relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time and money to support the Appeal.  Whether it’s cake sales, wearing pyjamas to school or having a song and dance, every penny of the money raised goes towards supporting projects across the UK.

All grants go to projects working with children and young people living in the UK who may be affected by homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have faced challenges in their lives such as serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.

Please phone the Eden Carer office; 01786 890 280, for more information or to refer a young carer.

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