School shows young carers that we care!

School pupil holding donated activity packs

Isobel Rose and the activity packs - Credit: Ellacombe Academy

Torquay’s Ellacombe Church of England Academy has recognised the inspiring and selfless work of young carers. 

Young Carers’ Day was organised by the Carers Trust to raise awareness of the youngsters and the incredible contribution that they make to their families. 

Each child received a special welcome back wellbeing pack when schools opened fully a few weeks ago. 

The school also received sponsorship from Exeter-based business, Velo Brands who donated activity boxes to provide the children with opportunities for fun and enrichment at home. 
Head Evie Semmens said: “Supporting children’s emotional wellbeing is at the heart of all we do here at Ellacombe.” 

 Isobel Rose, from the Family Support Team, said: “This past year has been extremely difficult for many families and particularly our young carers, some of whom may not have been able to attend school for long periods of time whilst also supporting those in their families.”