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Does your workforce know how to identify and support Young Carers?

   

Imago can provide free training for schools, GP surgeries, organisations supporting children and young people and community groups.

  • Training can take from 30min to 2.5hrs depending on the time your team have available and can be adapted to meet your requirements. 
  • Free Training 

By the end of the session you will learn the impact of being a Young Carer, how to prevent inappropriate caring, what support  is available and how to refer .

   

To find out more or make a booking click here.

 

 

Young Carer cycles 280km in epic fundraiser for charities

12 year old Alfie, a Young Carer, has taken on a major challenge to raise funds for the charities

that have supported him and his family. 

You can sponsor him here:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlfieCycling280km

"Alfie here, as many of you know I'm in shielding as my younger brother George was born with multiple heart and respiratory conditions.

Over the years, he's had four surgeries, with three being open heart, unfortunately he can’t be fixed.

Ever since George was born, my family and I have been supported by many charities, which we are extremely grateful for.

Shielding has been challenging, to say the least. So, I've been inspired to use this time to challenge myself for charity.

The challenge I have set myself is to cycle 280 kilometers on an exercise bike in under 2 weeks!, I have no cycling experience!!!

Usually this would be a little boring, so I have made it interesting by cycling to other countries, calm down I meant virtual on my TV.

I can't do this without your help, every pound matters to these charities who provided amazing support for so many families like mine,

but with the current pandemic are struggling to keep their services alive."

Alfie has included our Kent Young Carers service on his list of causes to support, saying

"I haven't been with them for long however they have been very supportive while I have been in shielding providing quiz nights and

they are always there if I need a chat or to destress."

   

Here is a video of Alfie and his brother George:

https://youtu.be/Pu1cGxEYs7U