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Two Rivers Housing supports young carers

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Published by Liz Reeson for Two Rivers Housing in Care and Support and also in Communities, Housing

Two Rivers housing Board member, Ann Christian presents the cheque to young carer, Hannah Two Rivers housing Board member, Ann Christian presents the cheque to young carer, Hannah

Two Rivers Housing tenants have helped to support young carers from across the county by simply signing up to pay their rent by Direct Debit.

Between January and June this year, the not-for-profit housing association made a donation to Gloucestershire Young Carers for every new tenant who signed up to pay in this way.

The charity provides support for under 24-year-olds who carry out significant caring tasks and are responsible for a family member. Gloucestershire Young Carers is currently supporting 1,076 children and young adults across the county, providing one-to-one and family advice, introducing the carers and families to other service groups and helping carers to meet others in the same situation as them. The charity aims to reduce the impact a caring role can have upon a young person and support each young carer to help them reach their full potential.

Representatives from Two Rivers Housing recently visited the Young Carer’s Community Newsletter group at Hartpury College to find out more about what they do and to present the cheque for £150.

Two Rivers Housing Board Member, Ann Christian, who presented the cheque to the charity said: “The work which is done by the Gloucestershire Young Carers is absolutely fantastic. This is a charity which is very close to my heart as I grew up caring for family members who suffered from disabilities, but back then there wasn’t the support available like there is now. I am very pleased to be able to hand this cheque to a much deserved charity.”

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