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Young Carers Project: Evaluation Launch March 27th 2017


West Cork Young Carers 1st Year Anniversary

Our Independent Evaluation Launch was a great success with 15 organisations attending, local TDs and press. This should raise awareness in West Cork that we are here and ready to support any Young Carer who needs assistance or information.

Many thanks to all those who made the event a success with a special thank you to Keri Slee, Cael Hill, who stole the show, and for all the hard work in carrying out the evaluation by Caroline Crowley.

A copy of the report & latest updates can be accessed here :-  Evaluation Report     Latest Updates

9th March 2017

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West Cork Young Carers were delighted to be invited to the West Cork Youth Mental Health day held in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway. 12 secondary schools were represented and a very informative and relaxing day was enjoyed.

Live music was put on at lunchtime to keep everyone entertained and some very good contacts were made for the organisation going forward i.e. and Jigsaw

1st February 2017

Did you know it is Asperger’s, Autism, and ADHD Awareness month and this is in honour of all children who struggle with any of these every day!!!

26th January 2017

Latest Research from Carers Trust: on young people in education who help to care for someone.

Carers Trust Young Carers Research Jan 2017

23rd Dec:- Christmas Quiz voucher winner

Well done to a young lady from Clonakilty with 100% correct return !!!

€30 voucher on its way !

7th Dec:- Christmas Quiz

€30 voucher for winner closing date 22 Dec 2016. If you want to enter and have not been emailed quiz, call 0871507347

Cinema & Pizza night

A great night was had with 26 adults and 7 young carers enjoying a bit of supper and a very funny film !!

New Puzzle In Chatroom Deadline 30 Nov 2016

Visual puzzles , find the panda, then find the cat.

For access to chatroom contact

Voucher for the winner !!

Next Event 24 Nov 2016


22nd October 2016


We learned a lot of useful skills at the 1st aid course , here’s just one of them with me as guinea-pig !

Thanks to First Aid For Schools for a fun and valuable course.


21st September 2016

Pupils should start to see posters raising awareness starting to appear on their school noticeboards as 85 primary and 11 secondary schools on West Cork have been contacted and made aware of this new service to support students with caring responsibilities.


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Primary School Poster                Secondary School Poster

15th September 2016

West Cork Young carers have been invited and accepted onto a multi-national working group called

Empowering Professionals to Support Young Carers

The group includes representatives from Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy and Austria. The aim is to look at how to raise greater awareness amongst professional of young carers needs and how to better support them with service provision.

I will keep you updated as things progress.


2nd August 2016

With all the fuss about BREXIT and what that means for us all in the European Union (E.U.).

What exactly do you know about the E.U. Lets see……..E.U. Facts & Figures

EU_Flag   How much did you know ?



25th July 2016

The 1st girls event went well …..see for yourself !!!

A big thanks you to “Nails By Carly” and also to Kim who prepared the feet and did a bit of hair platting.

nails event final collage

Any feedback from those attending the event would be most welcome to ensure we are putting on events that are enjoyable and useful.

Looking forward to the next one !


18th July 2016

Congratulations to the winner and runner up in the Caption Competition.

The winning entry was…………..

dog comp

……………………………….vouchers on their way!


Events Feedback:-

Following feedback from yourselves some extra options for events have been added.

Please check them out and get back to me with any you would like to do. Once we have enough numbers we will organise the most popular. Event Options