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Carers project’s birthday celebrations

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A celebration has taken place to mark the third anniversary of a young adult carers project.

The get-together, organised by Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource, was held at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

The project was set up after the charity received four years’ funding from the Big Lottery to support young carers in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale.

The main aim is to support people between the ages of 18 and 35 who look after someone with a physical or mental illness or disability.

Chief officer, Elizabeth McPherson, said: “The project has worked with 200 young adult carers throughout its three years. The work provided has been through support on a one-to-one basis as well as social groups and activities specifically aimed at this age group.

“The three years of the project have been a real 
success and it’s through the hard work of Jodie, our support and information officer, and Kath, activities and volunteer coordinator, that we have managed to reach out and support so many hard-to-reach carers.”

Pictured: Scarborough Mayor and Mayoress Andrew and Sue Backhouse (centre) at the celebration.

 

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