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  • Waterside’s 2nd Birthday!

    Today, we are celebrating the second anniversary of Waterside Centre reopening.

    3 August 2023

  • Duck Race

    Our friends at the Rotary Club of Reading Abbey have asked us to share news of the charity fundraising event they’re running at The Oracle on Saturday 9 September.

    31 July 2023

  • Tilehurst Youth Club

    Thank you to youth worker Jessica for this update!

    31 July 2023

  • Waterside – July 2023

    Kelly told us: “The summer months bring a range of activity to Waterside Centre.

    31 July 2023

  • The Wayz – July 2023

    A real summer of fun at The Ways; the month started brilliantly with the Community Fun Day and Bracknell Together Walk.

    31 July 2023

  • Britwell – July 2023

    Britwell Youth and Community Project’s Summer Holiday Club is running from Monday 24 July– Friday 18 August (daily Monday – Friday), 11am – 3pm.

    31 July 2023

  • Updates from our Flagship Youth Clubs

    Please click on the links below for the latest updates from our flagship youth clubs in Slough, Bracknell and Newbury.

    31 July 2023

  • Youth Development and Community Engagement Update

    The school holidays are now upon us and our summer programmes are in full swing.

    31 July 2023

  • Training News

    Here are our upcoming training courses, including posters.

    31 July 2023

  • Staff Spotlight

    In the last update, we caught up with Abbas, who was celebrating his first year of working at Berkshire Youth.

    31 July 2023

Wokingham Young Carers

28 June 2023

We are delighted to be working with Wokingham Borough Council’s Wokingham Carers Partnership to support local young carers.

Wokingham Young Carers, delivered by Berkshire Youth, aims to better identify and provide support for young carers to develop emotionally and physically, as well as being able to take full advantage of opportunities for educational achievement and life success.

Young Carer Definition
Young carers are defined as children and young people (up to the age of 18) whose lives are affected by looking after someone with a disability or long-term illness. The person they care for may be a parent, a sibling, another family member or a friend, but need not necessarily live in the same house as them. The care that young carers give may be practical, physical and / or emotional.

Our Approach
When assessing the support required by a young carer, it is important to take into account the needs of the whole family and how these needs impact on one another. There is a need to be sensitive to cultural perceptions and needs around disability, illness and caring whilst recognising a child’s fundamental rights to a safe and secure childhood.

What We Provide

  • Weekly respite sessions for 8 – 18-year-olds
  • Holiday activities for 8 – 18-year-olds
  • Family support
  • A listening ear
  • Support, information and guidance

Coming soon:

  • 16 – 19-year-old transitional group (becoming an adult carer)
  • School awareness and support
  • 1-2-1 support where required
  • Residentials

If you are a professional or a family member who would like to submit a referral for our service please click here. A copy of the referral will be sent to you upon completion. For any queries or questions please do not hesitate to email us at or phone our office 0118 909 0927.

Wokingham Young Carers provides weekly respite term time only and additional activities are offered during the holiday periods. To enable us to run these outings, we require volunteers. If you are able to provide time, skills or knowledge and are passionate about supporting young people to reach their full potential please complete this volunteer application form.

Useful Websites
Please visit the Berkshire Youth Hubs for useful website links.


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