Bright Futures

Young carers and siblings of disabled children are given a week long summer residential holiday to enable mutual emotional peer support and access to play and leisure increasing their life chances.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1100447)




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation
  • OtherOther


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



Young carers and siblings of disabled children are at risk of social exclusion due to their caring role. Children with these caring responsibilities miss out on schooling, everyday social life and as such could lead to missing potential carer opoortuities. This project provides an outlet for Young carers to discuss potential life chances, share experiences with their peers and have fun without their regular caring responsibilities. 16 young carers aged 11-15 and 8 volunteers, including a youth worker, attend an annual week long residential holiday held in the summer. Activities include opportunity for peer group sharing experiences for mutual support, challenging activities such as abseiling, zip- wire, high rope climing, kayaking, mountain bike rides and survival skills. Young carers will feel supported to continue their caring with a positive outlook on their life chances. Young carer will have a week long relaxing and challenging holiday. Young carers will make new friends with whom they can keep in contact. Financial breakdown: Accomodation, transport and meals = £5,500 Volunteer training and expenses = £1,500 Activities = £1,000 Total project cost = £8,000