As part of Housing Solutions Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) we have chosen to support The Young Carers Service. This organisation supports 5-17 year olds who care for an unwell or disabled relative. The burden of these responsibilities often means that young carers miss out on the usual things that young people enjoy, as well as opportunities to learn, interact and play. The Young Carers Service offers practical support along with one-to-one emotional and therapeutic assistance. The charity also arrange fun trips and activities to give the youngsters a break and enjoy a deserved change of scenery or experience. Housing Solutions staff work together to come up with enterprising and original fundraising ideas, which proves to be an enjoyable, team building experience and also encourages lateral thinking!.
A few of the activities we are supporting this year include a football match and picnic. We are also helping host a Duck Boat tour which is an exciting land and aquatic expedition around beautiful Windsor. Later on in the year there are some seasonal crafting sessions arranged which give the young carers an opportunity to get creative, in a relaxing and fun atmosphere.
Taking part in a CSR initiative has further cemented our commitment to being a supportive part of the community and contributing to a hardworking and deserving group's welfare.