Young Carers Awareness Day 2018

January 25, 2018

in Community, Forest School Sessions, Holiday Forest School, News

Today is Young Carers Awareness Day

The aim of the day is to identify and raise awareness of the 700,000 young carers across the UK who are caring for a sick or disabled family member.  Some of these carers are as young as 5, and many of them regularly miss out on fun activities (and even valuable sleep), to help a family member they care for.  The emotional pressure on a young carer is huge – so it’s important for them to get the chance to break out, have fun, and just be a child sometimes.

This feels especially important to us at Nature’s Footprints

Everything we do at our Forest School sessions is built around children being outdoors, having fun, meeting others and taking time to play.  The benefits of Forest School are well documented right across the world; as well as the pure enjoyment of being outdoors, children who are able to access Forest School sessions feel less social exclusion, and really develop their self esteem and self-confidence.  They also learn practical skills, crafts, games, and new ways to just “be” outdoors.

Our team at Nature’s Footprints are highly trained practitioners.  We have lots of experience with children from all walks of life, and with many different experiences.  If you know a young carer in the Kirklees area who might enjoy coming to one of our February half term our Forest School sessions, call us on 07843 673011, or drop us an email:

You can find out more about the challenges facing Young Carers at


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