Bath and North East Somerset Carers Centre
Bath and North East Somerset Carers Centre were delighted to receive a donation of £4,500.
The Carers Centre provides a range of advice and support directly to over 4,500 carers a year, 700 of whom are young carers aged 5-18, all caring for a seriously ill or disabled family member from across the region.
The funding from the charitable arm of the supermarket will help the centre offer additional wellbeing sessions for young carers, ensuring that they can take a break, share their experiences and connect with others in similar circumstances.
Jacqui Orchard, Chief Executive of Bath and North East Somerset Carers Centre said: “We are so pleased to have received a donation of £4,500 from the Morrisons Foundation. This money will go towards our life-changing services for young carers in the Bath and North East Somerset area. The Covid-19 outbreak has had a lasting impact on unpaid carers, especially children and young people.
“The pandemic resulted in a steep rise in caring hours for young carers, leaving many exhausted, worried and burned out. During this time, the demand for our young carers services at The Carers' Centre increased by a staggering 33%.
“Due to the Morrisons Foundation’s generosity we will be able to help around 200 young carers to access vital wellbeing support, through sessions held at our centre and in schools. These sessions will help young people to understand how they feel and to learn coping strategies that will enable them to relax and recognise when they need to seek help.”