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KCN are excited to announce an exciting new partnership with Kingstonian Football Club. We have teamed up to facilitate better carer awareness in the community and there are a range of benefits available to members of Kingston Carers' Network.

Kingstonian are offering:

  • Concessionary entrance for adult carers. There is already a concession for when carers accompany a disabled person but the club will also now allow a concessionary entrance to adult carers in their own right. This will be for carers in receipt of Carers Allowance and members of Kingston Carers Network or a "carers centre" in the area that the match opponents come from.
  • "Kids for Free" under 16 season tickets for young carers.
  • to circulate information about young carers support to youth team members.
  • occasional collections at matches for KCN.

In addition, a Young Carers Day will be held on the 18th March at the match against Billericay Town

15:20, 28 Feb 2017 by Jo Maye

It’s officially the last day of the Easter Holidays and as always we have had a fantastic time with our young carers! Here’s a quick round up of what we’ve been getting up to.

We started the Easter break with an Art Workshop, run by our friends at Create. We had so much fun and really enjoyed working with all the different materials!

 Art work   YCs art               

On Wednesday we headed down to PGL for a day of adventure! The giant swing and Jacobs’s ladder were awesome!!

PGL Giant swing  YCs on Jacobs ladder

We had a great time dancing with our Create friends for a full 3 day! We finished with a performance in Kingston for friends and family.

YCs dancing  YCs back bend

We rounded off the first week a trip to Kingston Museum. We had a great time hunting for Eater eggs and making arts and craft

                                         Easter Chicks     


We kicked off our second week of activities with a sewing workshop. It was great sewing our own Easter chicks to take home!

Sewing workshop 

On Tuesday we went to Three Peaks for some swimming fun and a trip down their zip wire!

YC zip wire 1  YC zip wire 2

Next we braved the weather for some footballing fun at Goals! We always have a great time learning new skills and making new friends.


We finished off the holidays with a family bring a dish day. So much fun and yummy food was has by all!


See you all next holidays!


15:58, 08 Apr 2016 by Kat Law


We have had such a busy few weeks at YCP HQ! February half term is over and activity letters for Easter have already been sent out. Last week we saw 153 young people over 8 activities and here is a short round up of what we got up to.

We kicked off the half term holidays with a day of sports at the Tiffin Sports Centre. We had a great day and learnt lots of new skills!

              Tiffin Spoets                       

Our Valentine family bring a dish day was a great success! We had some yummy food, made valentine biscuits and had a bouncing good time on the bouncy castle. We were also happy to welcome a special guest, Stephen Taylor, Head of Adult Social Care.

  Bring a dish food   Bring a dish biscuit    Bring a dish bouncy castle          

On Tuesday we ran 3 different activities! Liz and Kat took some young people to the Polka Theatre to see ‘Not now Bernard’ and Chris was horse riding with our friends at Horse Rangers. You can read all about our third activity below!

Horse Rangers 

Our 12+ group had a lovely meal at Las Iguanas in Kingston! The food and fruit cocktails were so yummy.

12+ meal las iguanas 

This holiday Liz ran a very special activity, the first ever YCP Masterchef challenge! All the teams had a great time learning new skills and competing for culinary prizes. We would like to say a huge congratulations to our overall winner…you know who you are!

 YCP Masterchef      YCP Masterchef 2                 

Our little ones had a great time running around the POD soft play area at the Hawker Centre this holiday. We loved the sensory room and ball pit!

POD soft play 


Our final activity of the holidays was another trip to Sandown Ski Centre! We had an amazing time on the Ringo’s and loved our hot chocolate and cookies afterwards.


Now for our mysterious third activity! We were very lucky to get some extra funding to run a series of dramatherapy workshops, with a lovely lady called Helen. We had two full days over the holidays and two half days before and after. We had such a good time, making new friends and inventing our very own Superhero’s!

 Dramatherapy   Dramatherapy 2 

Dramatherapy 3   Dramatherapy 4   

@sports_tiffin @polkatheatre @HorseRangers @Kingston_Iguana @ymcalsw

11:02, 26 Feb 2016 by Kat Law


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