A young carer is a child or young person whose lives are affected by being involved in caring for a family member with a disability, mental health, chronic illness or dependency on drugs or alcohol.
A young carer undertakes tasks, usually performed by an adult, such as shopping, taking care of the household finances, personal care, organising medication and checking on the relative during the night. These responsibilities often restrict the young person's life and impact on school work....
Young carers supported by a Barnardo's service in the Wirral will be celebrating their caring role and helping to raise awareness of the issues they face.
Children and young people supported by Wirral Young Carers will be taking part in a series of events and activities to help mark National Carers Week (18 – 24 June).
The fun will kick off with a group of 30 young carers aged between seven and 15 visiting Barnstondale Adventure Centre on 7 June - during half term week - for a full day of...
Eight of Wirral's best young bands are gearing up to perform for hundreds of young people at Youthfest 2012.
This year's strictly 13-19s event runs from 2-8pm on Saturday June 30th in Birkenhead Park, and is organised by Wirral Council's Universal Youth Support Service (formerly the Youth & Play Service). Youthfest 2012 is being held in the ‘performance space’ in Birkenhead Park, off Ashville Road.
Tickets for Youthfest 2012 are just £5 and are available from the Floral Pavilion box office...
Young or recently qualified drivers in Wirral are being reminded that there is a cash incentive available to encourage them to take an advanced driving course to help improve their skills.
Wirral Council’s Young Driver Scheme offers motorists aged between 17 and 25 a massive £70 off a Pass Plus or Skill For Life course.
Any driver wishing to take advantage of the offer must first attend a workshop, delivered by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service together with Wirral’s road safety specialists,...
This year's Youthfest takes place on 30th June at Birkenhead Park and features 8 of Wirral's most exciting young bands. Tickets cost just £5 and are available from Wirral Council's Youth Hubs and online via the Tickets Wirral website.
In the run up to the festival, we spoke to some of the bands to hear a little about the music they make, their plans for the future, and what they are looking forward to most about Youthfest 2012.
Danny Bradshaw, 15, singer with Static Vibe remembers...
Wirral Council is offering a free Homework Help USB Flash Drive to the first 250 people in full time education who contact them.
The initiative is part of Wirral Libraries’ Homework Help service, which aims to provide stress-free study and support for young learners.
The 512Mb USB Flash Drives will be useful to pupils for a number of reasons, particularly for backing up important work so that they have a duplicate saved somewhere other than their computer hard drive.
Flash drives are also handy...
Wirral Council is once again staging a range of free sports activities for local teenagers during the forthcoming June school holidays.
The sessions, consisting of football, tennis, multi-sports or fitness classes (spinning) will take place at a number of venues across the borough between 6th and 9th June.
Made possible through funding from the Early Intervention Grant, the sessions are open to both boys and girls aged between 13 and 19 and advance booking is recommended to secure a place as...
Everyone needs support at some time and young people are no different.
Life can be hard at times, and it's not always easy to know what to do or where to turn. Sometimes people can get the help they might need from a friend, a family member or an adult they trust, such as a teacher or a youth worker. But sometimes that's not enough.
If you feel like you're struggling with your thoughts and feelings, you're not alone, and you don't have to go through it on your own. Response can help.
Just in case you're stuck for something to do this half-term, here at teenwirral.com, we have pulled together a few ideas for you:
Free multi-sports - at Birkenhead Youth Club (Watson Street) for all 13 to 19s, boys and girls!
Youth hubs and clubs - closed over the Bank Holidays (Monday 4th and Tuesday 6th) but running as usual the rest of the time
Swimming - is free for children and young people in Wirral Council leisure centres during all school holidays, check the swim times beforehand
'Legal Highs’ are substances which produce the same, or similar effects, to drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy, but are not controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act. They are considered illegal to sell, supply or advertise for 'human consumption' under current medicines legislation. To get round this sellers will refer to them as research chemicals, plant food, bath crystals or pond cleaner.
Why is there concern about ‘legal highs’?
For many ‘legal highs’ there has been very little or no useful...