Vale Young Carers Project
The young carers project in the Vale of Glamorgan has been run by the YMCA and is currently supporting almost 55 young carers across the County. This project is funded by Vale of Glamorgan Council.
The Youth Club at the Hub, Barry YMCA is open every Wednesday
from 6.30pm – 8.30pm during term time and is specifically for young carers from 11 years of age.
The young carers that attend join in with activities such as: arts and crafts, playing board games, playing pool, table tennis, gaming (play station) and take part in quizzes if they wish. Also, they have the opportunity to take part in media sessions which include photography and film making, cooking, drama therapy sessions and pottery lessons.
Attending the youth club gives the young carers a chance to talk about health, relationships, substance misuse, sexual health and other issues that affect them; we provide a variety of issue based workshops that they can attend.