We gave 20 young carers a free break to YHA Perranporth. Much more than a holiday from their responsibilities, this respite trip gave these young people from a deprived area the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, learn to surf and spend time with peers who know exactly what they’re going through. Crucially, these precious few days away brought happiness and hope for the future.
Youssif, who has cared from his mum since he was five, said “It has been an amazing, refreshing experience. It’s allowed me to relax and be myself around people on the same wavelength.”
Cuts to youth provision in their area mean that these young people simply would not have been able to take this break without YHA and the generosity of our supporters.
Because of this trip, these young people had taken more exercise, improved their communication skills and reported greater wellbeing.
With your help, we can transform the skills, perspectives and futures of more young people.