Supporting Torbay Young Carers
Each year, our Club provides beach barbecues and sports and entertainment activities for a group of Torbay Young Carers. Annually, some of them take a walk with club members and volunteers along the coastal footpath from Brixham Harbour to Goodrington beaches or in activities and barbecue organised in the gardens at Parkfield House in Paignton.
There are over 500 registered young carers in Torbay who are supported by Torbay Council. These are young people
who are under the age of 18 and provide a substantial amount of care and take some responsibility for, a sibling, parent or family member. The cared for person may have a disability, learning difficulty, long-term illness, mental ill-health, or drug and or alcohol related problem. As a result of their responsibilities, out of necessity, young carers often have their leisure and socialising activities restricted within the family setting.
Preston Rotary Club regularly supports and helps to arrange activities for Torbay Young Carers and is committed to continue to assist with this very worthwhile service in the local community'.Click on the carousel of pictures to see images from previous barbecues and walks.