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We pledge to support all parents/carers who have children or young people with all kinds of disabilities in the Bournemouth area. We will offer information, support and advice and we will put them in touch with other organisations who can offer further help.

I pledge to remember and remind others of the importance of Carers and to promote their involvement and highlight their issues.

I pledge to celebrate the fantastic contribution of the UK's 6.5 million carers; raise awareness of the challenges they face; and promote ‘Carer Friendly Communities’ in my constituency of North Norfolk so that all carers receive the best possible support when they need it.

They provide a friendly and efficient service.

10.00 Registration and Refreshments

10.15 Conference Welcome - Lesley Legge (Chair of Trustees, Be Free Young Carers)

10.20 The Lives of Young Carers in England - Insights for Health and Education Professor Jo Aldridge, Young Carers Research Group, Loughborough University Professor Aldridge, the report author, will present the findings of this latest Department of Education report into the lives of young carers. In particular: - the nature of the care and support that young carers are providing; - their perceived impact of their caring responsibilities on their own physical and mental health, education and development; and - the types of support they are receiving, whether formal or informal.

11.00 Supporting Young Carers in School - the Role of School Standards Deborah Parkhouse, Young Carers Manager, Oxfordshire County Council What is needed in schools and colleges to better provide for and support young carers?

11.40 Refreshments 12.00 View from the School Tina Vidovic, Safeguarding Officer and Young Carer Lead, Didcot Girls School Ensuring better outcomes for young carers

12.30 Be Free Young Carers - Annual General Meeting Working beyond statutory provision - the voluntary sector and young carers

12.50 Q and A

13.10 Lunch and networking

14.30 Close

St Mary’s Church, in Charlton Kings are hosting an auction on June 17 at 7 pm, in aid of Carers Gloucestershire with auctioneer Philip Allwood of Moore Allen & Innocent – a regular on Antiques Road Trip, Flog It, Dickinson’s Real Deal, Bargain Hunt and Cash in the Attic. Lots include: Aston Martin experience Meal at The Royal English Heritage Membership One hour golf induction Full body massage and more... Entry is £5 with refreshments. Anyone interested in attending can purchase tickets from St. Mary’s Parish Office, New Street or tel: 01242 524715.

We pledge to raise awareness around the multiple responsibilities our colleagues and students who are carers juggle on a daily basis. A little gesture of flexibility and understanding shown towards them can go a long way. We would like to thank the carers at our institute for the hard work they are doing and we pledge to raise awareness of the support available to them.

They are my employer and allow me great flexibility that allows me to work alongside my carers responsibility

Meditation class for Carers of Autistic adults in Lothian.

St. Bede's Catholic Primary School pledge to ensure all pupils are educated on the work carers partake and vow to be there to support any pupils who face the challenges of being a carer for a loved one.

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