Happy Days treat Young Carers to a trip to the New Forest Wildlife Park
Our Young Carers in Southampton project had a great day out at The New Forest Wildlife Park this month, where they were able to enjoy time with friends and have some respite from their caring responsibilities. The children and young people had a great day, even in the rain!
Toni-Marie, Inclusion and Participation Service Manager, said “Young carers take on high levels of responsibilities that many adults would struggle with. As well as impacting on their education and their physical and mental health, caring can also mean they miss out on time with their friends and access to fun activities. This amazing opportunity to spend a day at New Forest Wildlife Park, with a group of friends that understand their lives, allows them a chance to have a break and have fun with other young people that understand them. These opportunities have such a positive impact on the young carers that are able to access them.”
Big thank you to Happy Days for funding the trip!