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EyUp! funding was used to provide a fun day trip to Scarborough for carers during ‘National Carer’s Week’ for those who access the family and friends team support.

£900 was used by Barnsley Recovery College to give carers an opportunity to relax and take some time away to enjoy a fun day out at the seaside on Friday 10 June. The funding provided the chance for all the carers to enjoy a fish and chips lunch by the sea.

The seaside was a chance for carers to experience a different environment and build their confidence in going out in public again after time at home due to Covid-19. The day also offered the chance to come together and share stories and offer support to people in a similar situation.

National Carers Week, celebrated from 5 – 11 June, is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

EyUp! also funded a trip for carers to Bakewell and Matlock on Tuesday 9 August where they soaked up the culture and history of the towns.

Kathryn Hines, family and friends practitioner, the family team, Barnsley said

“The main purpose was to give carers some well earned respite and a day to recuperate from their caring role. It was really good to use the funding to provide a day trip to the coast, including lunch for carers.”

For more information about support for carers contact Gillian Cowell by emailing