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Although it is hard to believe, there are 700,000 young carers living in the UK. Too often, young carers feel socially isolated and invisible members of society. Through our Ealing Young Carers Project, we aim to change that: we provide young carers in Ealing with much-needed respite and support – empowering them to achieve their life goals.

Ealing Young Carers Project offers a bespoke programme of activities, including:

  • 1-1 mentoring support
  • after-school homework clubs
  • lunchtime clubs
  • fortnightly youth clubs
  • fortnightly swimming clubs
  • holiday trips and day activities
  • employment and education opportunities

Young carers also receive practical and emotional support from the project’s coordinator –Kathryn Sobczak. A former young carer herself, she offers vital advice and mentoring to young carers.

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust awarded £10,000 to bring Christmas cheer to young carers

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust were recently awarded £10,000 by Hounslow Council to support young carers in the borough. With the Trust already been applauded for supporting hundreds of young carers during the lockdown, the funding will be utilised to support young carers during Christmas time with activity packs and Christmas hampers. Young Carers Coordinator […]

Ealing Councillors highlight the importance of the Trust’s young carers project

Ahead of Young Carers Awareness Day on Thursday 30 January, Ealing Councillors Simon Woodroofe and Councillor Hitesh Tailor took part in a young carers’ session last week. The Councillors tried their hand at pizza making and table tennis with the young carers at Horizon’s Community Centre in Hanwell. The Ealing Young Carers project, commissioned by […]

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust team up with Westside Radio to offer youngsters in Ealing a DJ masterclass

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust teamed up with local radio station Westside Radio to offer a DJ masterclass to young people living in Ealing in October. The partnership saw young people from our intervention projects learn how to operate broadcast equipment; learn how to play songs; basic presenting techniques and learning how to prepare and […]

World Mental Health Day: Brentford FC’s psychologist delivers a wellbeing workshop to young carers

Brentford FC’s psychologist, Michael Caulfield, delivered his first ever wellbeing workshop to young carers last week. The workshop, which culminated in a “Walk and Talk” around Griffin Park, provided the young carers with techniques to manage stress. Held at Griffin Park in conjunction with World Mental Health Day this week, the workshop aimed to provide […]

“It was only through the Ealing Young Carers Project I have been able to develop my passion for photography”

On UK Carers Week, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust highlighted how they gave Mia, a young carer for her mum, an experience she would never forget. With the noise levels escalating, and a sea of red scarves behind her, fourteen-year-old Mia Lloyd nervously took her position at the side of the pitch as Brentford FC’s […]

Young Carers Awareness Day: Kathryn’s journey as a Young Carer

Kathryn’s journey as a Young Carer Kathryn was only thirteen when she first started to care for her mum who suffered from arthritis and a personality disorder. As one of six children, Kathryn took responsibility for cooking, cleaning, administered medication, while also providing emotional support. At times Kathryn missed out on seeing friends and going […]

Ealing Council Highlights the Trust’s Important Work with Young Carers

This week marks National Carers Week. Although it is hard to believe, there are 700,000 young carers living in the UK, looking after other members of their family. Ali Umar, a young carer, chatted to Ealing News Extra about the benefit of the Trust’s Young Carers project and how he now supports other young carers. […]

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