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BBEST Newsletter 16.03.2021

16th March is Young Carers Action Day

Everyday across the UK thousands of young people help look after someone in their family or a friend, who is ill, frail, disabled, or has a mental health condition or addiction. Young Carers Action Day is an annual event, organised by Carers Trust. The aim of this event is to raise awareness of young carers and the incredible contribution they make to their families and local communities.

Find out more and get free resources:

Young Carers in Kirklees

If you are aged 12-25 and have caring responsibilities, you will enjoy the virtual session that Carers Count have planned for 4pm on Tuesday 16th March. Make sure you book your place for the opportunity to meet other young carers in the local area!


Sibling of disabled children and adults

Many siblings are young carers, providing support for their disabled brothers and sisters. Sibs is the only UK charity dedicated to representing the needs of such siblings. Visit their website for a lot of useful information and resources:

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English Conversation Café

A great new initiative by Kirklees Libraries: practise English conversation in an informal online setting. Taking place weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Contact Angela: 01484 221000 (ext 76096), 07980030056,

Staying PeerTalk Connected March 2021

We are sharing PeerTalk's March edition of Staying PeerTalk Connected, with the latest news from PeerTalk as well as some ideas to self-care in these continuing difficult times.

 PeerTalk are thrilled to invite everyone to their free online events to launch the official evaluation of our peer support groups on Wed 24th March at 10am with special guests including Julian Smith MP and Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP and at 1pm with keynote speaker, former international rugby league player, Danny Sculthorpe  - for what promises to be interesting discussions around mental health today from two different perspectives.  


 Covid-19 Can Do Activities

Bradford Council have put together a great booklet that children and young people might find fun/helpful for the last few weeks of COVID restrictions. 

 The booklet includes activities such as: getting sociable through Mario Kart and other apps; writing yourself a gratitude list to feel thankful; ways to get creative like upcycling or journaling; cooking, 'come dine with me' style; and looking ahead by rewriting your CV or doing something educational as well as much more. 

 Download the booklet from:

 FREE activity booklet for young children celebrating the jobs of our key workers

 Celebrate our key workers with this fun activity booklet.

 Download the key workers activity pack


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