Carers in Bedfordshire offer support to anyone who is caring for a friend or family member who is ill, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. EMR Bedford will support Carers in Bedfordshire in the work they do with young carers, offering activities and metal health support to help them to deal with the pressures of their caring responsibilities.
A donation offered by EMR Bedford will enable 50 young people between the ages of 8 and 17 to take a much-needed break from their caring responsibilities. Carers in Bedfordshire will use funds to facilitate two trips to local attractions.
Andrew Newell, General Manager at EMR Bedford, commented on the continued partnership:
“For young people, caring for a loved one can mean that they miss out on all of the fun activities that many of us experienced as we grew up.
“Myself and the team are proud to be able to support Carers in Bedfordshire in the vital work they do to offer respite activities to young people and enable them to spend time with their peers, creating friendships which will offer a vital lifeline as they grow into young adults.”
Having launched in 2020, EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined programme has seen EMR support over 40 causes across the UK. The programme aims to help young people to build bright futures by offering resources that may not be readily available to them.
Janice Styles of Carers in Bedfordshire shared her thoughts on the continuing partnership with EMR:
“We are very grateful to EMR. The donation will benefit young carers’ allowing them to take part in our planned activities at soft play for the younger carers and at an obstacle course recreation centre for the older children. It’s a chance for them to blow off steam, be children again and meet up with other young carers who understand what each other is going through in a fun environment.”