London, United Kingdom, February 01, 2024 — Carers Trust Hillingdon, the local charity supporting young carers in the community, has today announced that it provided over 2,700 respite breaks to young carers across the London Borough of Hillingdon in 2023. Young carers are frequently disadvantaged socially, psychologically, emotionally and educationally. The charity provides a safe and welcoming environment for young people aged five – 24 years old, to relax, have fun, learn new skills and make new friends.
The Young Carers service relies on grant funding and donations to offer an extensive free activity programme to local children and their families. New for 2024, Hayes-based video gaming company, Door2Door Gaming, is donating its time and services to offer a regular video gaming set up for young carers to come together over their favourite games and learn new skills such as coding with Minecraft. The set up will be available at the charity’s South Ruislip and Harlington youth club sessions.
Jo Burns, Chief Executive at Carers Trust Hillingdon, said: “Funds raised to pay for the activities for our carers come through a wide range of donations, grants and funding opportunities. We are so grateful for local companies like Door2Door Gaming who offer their time and amazing services so that our carers can have a break from their caring responsibilities and have fun.”