A well-earned day out for Oldham's young carers

Date published: 10 August 2018

Fifty-seven youngsters who look after family members enjoyed a well-earned break when they had a day out at Lightwater Valley, thanks to the combined efforts of the Rotary Clubs of Chadderton and Failsworth and the Rotary Club of Oldham.

The trip included transport, food and a small gift.

The Young Careers service - run by Positive Steps on Union Street - provide support and weekly respite for eight to 18-years-old who look after a parent, sibling, family member or friend with a disability or a long-term illness.

The care they give may be practical, physical or emotional and includes helping with everything from cooking and cleaning to showering or dressing.

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