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AYC FLOURISH

Bangers and Mash

Good ‘ol bangers and mash there isn’t many that don’t like it. In fact it’s probably a staple in most people’s homes. Our young carers had a chance to put their spin on their version of this favourite dish.


YOUNG CARER CONSULTATION

We had a lovely time at our Young Carer Consultation Meeting. It was great to see so many Young Carers back together having fun, eating pizza and making friends.

Commissioners from Nottingham City Council also attended and it was great chance for the Young Carers to be able to share their views and have their voices heard regarding the type of support they want.

The Young Carer’s also had the opportunity to explain the difference AYC has made to them in their lives.

Thank you to everyone who attended and well done to all staff at AYC for helping to make the group fun and entertaining, you’re a great bunch!

Young Carer Quote: “the kids loved it last night at games night and they were still chatting about it this morning”


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Pizza & Sweet Potato Fries

You can’t beat homemade pizza, where you can add all your own favourite toppings and cheese. And even better when you have made it all from scratch and what better to complement your pizza but sweet potato fries…..yummy!


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Mac & Cheese

Anyone else a lover of Mac & Cheese? Our young carers had our tummies rumbling with all their homemade Mac & Cheese dishes! Look at how delicious they look! Well done everyone.


WOODLAND ADVENTURE ZONE

Our young carers have been climbing and zipping their way through Woodland Adventure Zone again. We always have so much fun there, can’t wait to visit again soon!


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Chocolate & Raisin Bars/Chocolate Cookies

Our Young Carers were getting ready for Easter in their cooking session. By making chocolate and raisin bars and chocolate cookies. Here’s a before and after of one of the delicious chocolate and raisin bars.


GO BEYOND RESIDENTIAL BREAK

We successfully delivered a group of young carers for a week at Go Beyond. For a fantastic residential break of creative and physical activities.
The staff were so welcoming, and the venue is so warm & colourful. We just know the young carers are going to have an amazing time.


INTRODUCTION ACTIVITY

It was lovely to support and introduce two young carers to each other from the same school. By participating in a fun activity like bowling and encouraging peer support.


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Lasagne and Garlic Bread

Our secondary aged young carers had a brilliant cooking session this week. They made lasagne and garlic bread, here are some of the before and after photos…..we think we might have some budding chiefs in the making. Amazing job guys!


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Cookies & Muffins

Just when you think our young carers couldn’t beat their last cooking session. They whip up these delicious delights. They look so good they make you want to reach into the screen and pinch one.


HALF TERM HAMPERS

In February Heart Church, Nottingham generously donated 25 Half Term Hampers to our Young Carers and their families.

One of our young carers sent in a photo of the pizza they made, with the ingredients from the hamper.

Doesn’t it look yummy, well done!


ONE TO ONE SCHOOL SUPPORT SESSION

One of our Young Carers had a support session at school. She stated she really appreciates this one on one time, as she finds it stressful as a young carer at times. It provides space for her to reflect and be creative on her own terms. And at the end of the session she stated having had the session it had made her feel happy.


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Pancakes

Our young carers whipped up ingredients to make American style pancakes for Pancake Day. Being creative with their topping, some healthy suggestions were blueberries, banana, yoghurt, kiwi slices, strawberries, cinnamon, cooked apple and with not so healthy syrup.


ONE TO ONE SUPPORT SESSION

With the weather being so up and down at the minute, whilst we are waiting for Spring to fully arrive. We were really lucky to get a bit of sunshine, on a 1 to 1 session walk.

Sometimes fresh air and a good old chat is just what you need.


ONE TO ONE SUPPORT SESSION

How wonderful and clever is this picture?

It was designed and hand crafted by one of our young carers during their 1 to 1 craft session


HALF TERM HAMPERS

Wow, what a donation!

The Carers Federation – AYC said a BIG thank you to Heart Church Nottingham for donating 25 half term hampers. Filled with everything to make cupcakes and pizzas together including a scavenger hunt….absolutely amazing!


NARROWBOAT EXPERIENCE

Our young carers had a fantastic day exploring and navigating a Narrowboat with Katie from the Canal and River Trust and Kat & Tony from the Nottingham Narrowboat Project.


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Souflee Potatoes & Crunchy Coleslaw

Our primary young carers have been cooking some yummy delights, on our online healthy cooking course. We think they did an awesome job


ONE TO ONE SUPPORT SESSION

One of our Support Workers provided a 1 to1 session with a young carer in school, as part of their support.

Looks like they had a great session. The Young carer said: “I love these sessions because they help to calm me down!”


WOODLAND ADVENTURE ZONE

Our young carers have been climbing at Woodland Adventure Zone again. We always have such an amazing time!


BROADWAY CINEMA – CHRISTMAS FAMILY FILM


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Some of our young carers went to the Panto….”Oh no they didn’t!”….”Oh yes they did!” They went to watch Beauty and the Beast at The Nottingham Playhouse and thoroughly enjoyed it.


CARERS RIGHTS DAY 2021 – BAKING SESSION

We celebrated throughout the day on Thursday 25th November to raise awareness for Carers Rights Day.

Along with representatives from City Care there who had a chat to our Young Carers about the support School Nurses can provide to them.

We had a very busy and productive day all in all, look at these delicious cakes baked by our young carers and their families during our session


WOODLAND ADVENTURE ZONE

Our young carers have been climbing and zipping their way through Woodland Adventure Zone again. We had such an amazing time before, we decided to go back and have some more fun!


MINI MEDICS – First Aid Training

Our primary aged young carers had a fun but serious time learning all about first aid. Practising life saving manoeuvres and perfecting their bandage skills


GLASS PAINTING

Our young carers have been getting creative decorating glass jars and mugs by hand. They look amazing, full of imagination to be able to produce such fantastic designs.


PICNIC HAMPERS

Wow, what a donation! The Carers Federation – AYC said a BIG thank you to Heart Church Nottingham for donating 20 picnic hampers. Which were filled with all the things you would need for the perfect summer picnic.


CLIMBING AND ZIP LINE

Wow! Not for the faint hearted…..Our young carers really had so much fun navigating their way up the climbing wall, then zipping down the zip line. What an amazing experience at Woodlands Adventure Zone we can’t wait to go back again!


CLAY MODELLING

Our young carers have been getting creative making masks and making models from clay. So bright and colourful, the attention to detail is amazing….amazing work!


BUSHCRAFT AND DEN BUILDING

What an amazing experience at Woodlands Adventure Zone learning how to collect the right materials from the forest to build a den. Our Young Carers had a great time looking for the right pieces of wood and learning how to place them, then camouflage the den to make it more weather proof…..didn’t our young carers do a fantastic job!

Then topped off with Marshmallows over a fire pit…..yummy

Best time ever!


ORIENTEERING AND TEAM BUILDING

A fantastic day exploring at Woodlands Adventure Zone , this time Orienteering. Our Young Carers did an amazing job reading the map and finding their way around


NON SUCH LEGO CLUB

Our young carers had a fabulous time being creative, working together and using their imagination to create loads of things out of Lego. As well as having lots of FUN!


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MINDFULNESS BOXING

Another great session last week taking part in our non-contact Mindfulness Boxing which is a mixture of boxing moves and mindfulness. Delivered by Mindful Peak Performance The session started with a 3 minute meditation practice, followed by a warm up session and then into the non-contact boxing element. Consisting of learning the basic boxing punches and tailored exercises. Finishing with a cool down leading onto another meditation practice.


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MINDFULNESS BOXING

Our young carers had a great first session this week taking part in our non-contact Mindfulness Boxing which is a mixture of boxing moves and mindfulness. Delivered by Mindful Peak Performance The session started with a 3 minute meditation practice, followed by a warm up session and then into the non-contact boxing element. Consisting of learning the basic boxing punches and tailored exercises. Finishing with a cool down leading onto another meditation practice.

These guys look like they really got into it….well done!


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BBQ CHICKEN, BBQ SKEWER WITH SAUCE & CAULIFLOWER RICE

Our young carers (aged 5-11) and families made BBQ chicken, BBQ skewer with sauce & cauliflower rice with the guidance of qualified cook, Rupert Aikman from Healthy Eating Solutions.

A great healthy option and it looks great!


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MIXED BEAN CHILLI & MEXICAN RICE

Our young carers (aged 5-11) and families made mixed bean chilli and mexican rice with guidance of qualified cook, Rupert Aikman from Healthy Eating Solutions.

Wow these finished dishes look delicious. Well done everyone!


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LASAGNE AND CREAMY COLESLAW

Our young carers (aged 5-11) and families made lasagne and creamy coleslaw with guidance of qualified cook, Rupert Aikman from Healthy Eating Solutions.

Looks like we have quite a few budding chiefs emerging from our Flourish sessions


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SAVOURY BREAD ROLL & SWEET POT CARROT SOUP

Our young carers (aged 5-11) and families made Carrot soup and fresh bread rolls with guidance of qualified cook, Rupert Aikman from Healthy Eating Solutions.

Look at those perfect bread rolls everyone did an amazing job


ONLINE MOSAIC WORKSHOP

What a great way to start May off….we held an online Mosaic workshop.
Each young carers received a mini mosaic kit sent directly to their house. The kit included everything they would need, with instructions and then with the online guidance provided by our AYC staff, I think you will agree some amazing designs were completed.
Here are a few photos of the process it took to achieve these wonderful masterpieces!


ONLINE COOKING CLASS

Homemade Burger

Our young carers did an amazing job making these Homemade Burgers. The end results look delicious especially as they added in their perfect condiments to complement the burger. With the guidance of qualified cook, Rupert Aikman from Healthy Eating Solutions.


ONLINE COOKING CLASS

Pizza

Look at these fabulous homemade pizza’s even the base has been made from scratch! Plenty of fun was had and they look amazing! With the guidance of qualified cook, Rupert Aikman from Healthy Eating Solutions.


ONE TO ONE SUPPORT

One of our support workers has been providing some much needed one to one support to a young carer this week, a socially distanced walk and a cuppa in the lovely sunshine. A chance for the young carer to get some respite and share any concerns they may have, which we can provide support options for.


MEALS ON US

We’ve been out again delivering delicious hot meals to families of young carers over the last 4 weeks. Curiosity of the amazing staff at Greyfriars in Nottingham. Here’s Bec collecting some of the food to deliver….Thank you so much!


EASTER EGGS AND CRAFT PACKS

Wow another amazing donation! The Carers Federation – AYC said a big THANK YOU to Hetvi & Sewaday for the fantastic Easter bags filled with fun craft items and Easter eggs for our Young Carers.


ONLINE COOKING CLASS

Baked Potatoes

Our Young Carers enjoyed another session of our online cooking in March. They have learnt to prepare and cook a meal with the guidance of qualified cook, Rupert Aikman from Healthy Eating Solutions. We think they look delicious. Well done everyone!


ONLINE COOKING CLASS

Shepherds Pie

Our Young Carers are definitely whipping up some culinary delights in another one of our online cooking classes. With the guidance of qualified cook, Rupert Aikman from Healthy Eating Solutions. These look amazing.


ONLINE COOKING CLASS

Bangers and Mash

I think you’ll agree you can’t beat good old Bangers & Mash. These dishes look very yummy! Looks like another successful cooking session with the guidance of qualified cook, Rupert Aikman from Healthy Eating Solutions.


NEW APP LAUNCH

We’re so excited to announce that we have been working hard behind the scenes and we now have a new app. Its a fun and easy way for young carers to communicate with us. Where they can tell us what they are thinking or feeling whether is good or bad. So if you are a young carer with us why not download it today