Lions duo meet Young Carers
The players met and spoke to young people about their personal situations and gained a greater understanding of the roles each young carer undertakes within the home.
To put this in context, in Lewisham, it is estimated that one in ten of all school-age children are young carers, and that there are over 700,000 young carers nationally.
Young carers often experience isolation, difficulties coping at home, problems at school, lack of social experiences and often need information and advice on the illness or disabilities their parents or grandparents suffer from.
Young people benefit greatly from meeting each other as many share common experiences. They can also gain peer support while meeting new friends, chilling out and having great fun.
The Young Carers Service offers drop-ins every Tuesday and Thursday during term time from 4pm to 6pm. These sessions provide the use of the computer suite and give the young carers the opportunity to chill out and chat after school.