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If you are a school in North Tyneside and are thinking about setting up a young carers group, or already have an established group, we would love to work with you! Our social action projects are FREE, and support young people to make positive change whilst boosting their confidence, communication and teamwork skills. Get in touch with Social Action Coordinator, Steph, on 0191 643 2298 / steph.durkin@ntcarers.co.uk

Summer Holiday Projects 2018

We had an action packed summer here at North Tyneside Carers' Centre! 

Our first social action summer school project was our Music Project!

We worked with Will Lang, Beccy Owen and Jack Burton to create two amazing tracks which explore the feelings young carers have about their lives. The young people involved commented that writing songs really helped them express their emotions around their caring role. Listen to the tracks below!

'Anything'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znmoBJxOIC0

'Unwind'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaPSdn7qL2I

  Fire in the booth!  Cameron laying down vocals at The Loft Studios.

Fire in the booth! Cameron laying down vocals at The Loft Studios.

Our second social action project was our Paint Project! 

After many years of use, the time came for Carers Corner to have a fresh lick of paint. 

Twelve artistic young carers with a passion for getting messy joined us for a week of designing and decorating, to give Carers Corner some TLC! Carers Corner is a space for young carers, so it is important to us that their room represents who they are and what they are all about.

What do you think? 

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 Young adult carer Chloe, who decorated the room the several years ago, came to cut the ribbon and declare Carers Corner REOPEN!

Young adult carer Chloe, who decorated the room the several years ago, came to cut the ribbon and declare Carers Corner REOPEN!

Phew! A very busy summer taking social action!

For more information on future social action projects, please contact Steph on 0191 643 2298 / 07880404606 or steph.durkin@ntcarers.co.uk

Project 24

2018 signified the 24th birthday of North Tyneside Carers' Centre.
 
To mark this anniversary, young carers came together to create a social action project. Using art and drama, the young carers devised a piece of issue based theatre exploring 24 hours in the life of a young carer as well a 3D interactive clock.

The aim of Project 24 is to deepen people's understanding of what types of care a young carer may provide. The young carers did this by performing their piece of theatre at the Live Theatre in February 2018 to key professionals working in North Tyneside. 
 
The impact of the emotional support that a young carer provides can be overlooked when professionals consider a young carers’ caring role, and can lead to a young carer remaining unidentified. 

After the performance, Norma Redfearn, elected mayor of North Tyneside, said: “The needs of our young carers have always been close to my heart and we do our best to make sure they fulfil their amazing potential.

“The performance at the end of Project 24 was incredibly powerful. I was touched by the honesty of the young people and moved by their stories.”

Read more about the Project 24 event here

 The amazing participants of Project 24.   Top row, left to right : Jenni, Beliano, Harley, Karley, Kristina, Charley   Bottom row, left to right : Anastacia, Brogan, Kody, Lucy, May

The amazing participants of Project 24.

Top row, left to right: Jenni, Beliano, Harley, Karley, Kristina, Charley

Bottom row, left to right: Anastacia, Brogan, Kody, Lucy, May