HALFF has been working with young carers in Axminster, Exmouth, Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary and Honiton. The responsibilities of caring for a member of the family who is likely have a disability, illness, mental health condition or issues with drugs or alcohol dependency can mean that young carers often miss out on opportunities that other children have, both educationally and socially.
Our hands on sessions help to build up essential cooking and life skills, as well as providing some fun respite from responsibilities at home. As well as preparing a meal to take away for themselves and their family, all participants are given recipe sheets, along with nutritional information, so that they can use their new skills at home.
Unfortunately funding for this has finished, so we are actively looking for more funds in order that it can continue.