Thank you to Dan, SCAS Clinical Team Educator and colleagues who volunteered to attend the Young Carers Festival at Fairthorn Manor, Hampshire.
Every summer, YMCA Fairthorne Manor hosts the largest festival in the world for young people with a caring responsibility at home.
Created in 2000 and run in partnership with The Children’s Society, the weekend provides opportunities for young people to enjoy a break from their responsibilities, have fun, make new friends and have their voices heard on issues that affect them.
Dan and SCAS staff and volunteers gave the young people a chance to find out more about the ambulance service, how to access the right service at the right time, they gave demonstrations and CPR and basic life support and showed them around our vehicles.
Dan said: “Everyone really enjoyed the day. It was a good opportunity for young carers to learn more about the ambulance service and helped staff at SCAS get to know them better and the challenges that they face”