On Wednesday 17th April I was invited to attend the Carers Strategy meeting at the new City of York Council offices, which was interesting to look around.
The purpose of the meeting was to see how the Carers Strategy could influence the Health and Wellbeing board, in terms of having more influence over carers services. The issues faced by carers cuts right across the key themes of the Health and Wellbeing board, showing that support for carers is a necessary part of the board.
After months of hard work, weeks of planning, and too many meetings to count, the event finally arrived.
If I was in a fairytale the line “Cinderella you shall go to the ball” seems appropriate. But I’m not in a fairytale as much as it saddens me to admit, it doesn’t, however, discredit the fact that the night was just as wonderful, with a fantastic atmosphere enjoyed by all who attended.
Today I met with one of my fellow YCR’ers; Cat. She joined myself and CJ in the office on her first day as a volunteer for Inspired Youth. We have another one!!
Before she joined, CJ asked her to think about 3 things that she could bring to the company, as well as 3 things she was hoping to learn whilst with us. This is what she decided.
Friday 2nd November signified the meeting of YCR (Young Carers Revolution)
A group of 11 Young Carers age 8 – 21 sat around the table to discuss the next steps of the award winning campaign.
Young Carers Revolution, which is separate from the York Carers Service looks to improve the lived of existing carers as well as identifying ‘hidden’ carers.
The group after a quick recap of the last meeting, spent the day being creative, and after a quick round of blind portrait, which is always good for a few laughs, it was down to work.
The activity was around the following five outcomes of the newly released children’s and young people’s plan, which Young Carers Revolution was consulted on in the writing of it.