Young Carers Week
Sheffield Young Carers and VOYCE present 'We care, Do you?', an exciting exhibition of young carers artwork to mark Carers Week 2014.
The exhibition, which runs from 8am on Wednesday 11 June to 5pm on Friday 13 June in Sheffields beautiful Winter Garden, will feature artwork and photography created by young carers of all ages.
A young carer is a child or young person between the ages of eight and 21 who takes on a significant caring role for a member of their family, usually an adult with a long term illness, disability or mental health and/or substance misuse issues.
Together, Sheffield Young Carers Project and Views of Young Carers Explained (VOYCE) provide a wide range of practical advice and support to young carers from all over Sheffield.
We rely on the support of our local community and we'd love you to pay us a visit! With a wide range of art on display, plus free art and craft activities for the whole family to enjoy, there are plenty of reasons to stop by and say hello.
So come along to the Winter Garden during Carers Week 2014 and show your support for young carers!
Help us celebrate young carers in Sheffield by visiting our exhibition in June
A Young Carer
By Niama aged 17 - VOYCE PG Member
She didnt want to wear the latest trends because she thought its better off to use the money to put food on the table,
So she could keep the family stable,
Bullies bullied her because she wasnt capable,
She couldnt open up, stand up or speak up because she wasnt able,
Shes always getting name called,
Studies got affected now thats a downfall,
Its easy ...to judge, tease and name call.
"Oh shes attention seeking", have you ever wondered what shes seeking?
You see her strength; weakening.
What is society teaching?
Innocent children watching every corner; peaking,
Life, what is the meaning?
Anxiety, stress, depression...
Youre labelled and get put in oppression,
Can someone give me a suggestion?
Why not give people some love, care and attention?
Were witnessing young people destroyed before their pension.
That was caused from the stress, pressure and tension.
Is it fair? She gets treated like this when all she does is care!
Its all suffocated pressure.
She wished she lived with a bit of luxury and pleasure.
There are Young Carers everywhere, without any choice,
So wake up, face reality and try to give these Young Carers a Voice!
We have also got a display up in the sheffield city centre sainsburys and local schools!