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Young carers’ weekends

A weekend adventure on the Grand Union Canal for young carers

In 2017, we added weekend trips for Young Carers – people whose daily lives include a large measure of caring for a sibling or parent. 

These weekends are for youngsters who have a caring role in their everyday lives, whether it be helping with a parent or sibling. The places are allocated by Young Carers in Herts so bookings are made through them. The weekend starts on a Friday evening and ends on the Sunday evening. On each trip there are 4 crew and up to 8 young carers.  

Young Carer holiday dates

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we had to cancel our Young Carer programme for 2021 but are planning to run three of these special weekends in 2022, one in May, one in June and the third in July. 

All applications for the Young Carers weekends are made through Young Carers in Herts