Young Carers Project


Stephen Hepburn MP for the Jarrow Constituency has welcomed over £200,000 of funding from the Big Lottery Fund to help support the Young Carers project in South Tyneside.

The Jarrow MP visited Jarrow Hall Museum, Church Bank, Jarrow, where he met with Mr Andrew Watts, Chief Executive of the environmental charity Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle to learn all about the funding award, which will ensure the delivery of The Young Carers Service in South Tyneside by Groundwork, South Tyneside Training and Enterprise Network (TEN) and Durham-based charity Human Kind from 1st March 2019.   

The Big Lottery funding supports outreach activities that will be delivered from various venues across the Borough – one of which is Jarrow Hall. 

Groundwork took over South Tyneside Training and Enterprise Network in July 2018 to ensure the sustainability and financial viability of this important charity that has done over 25 years of work across the Borough through supporting the hardest to reach individuals into work. 

The Young Carers service provides support and respite young carers between the ages of 5 and 24 years old who are caring for a family member due to illness, disability, mental health condition, or addiction problem. 

Mr Hepburn said: “This funding is great news for South Tyneside.  These are substantial grants, in many cases offering substantial funding towards local projects to improve community projects.

“There are as many as 1,000 young carers in South Tyneside and I very much commend the work of the Young Carers service and improve the lives of the young carers in this area who work so hard in the most testing of situations

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Stephen Hepburn has served the Jarrow Constituency as MP since 1997.

He was last elected to serve in June 2017 and won the seat with a conclusive 17,263 majority.

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