01/04/21: Breckland Council's latest young carers event set to be a barrel of laughs

Breckland Council's next young carers event is sure to leave people smiling, as it will be a stand-up comedy workshop.

Taking place on 23 April, the workshop will be delivered by professional comedian, Kerry Leigh from Laughology. She'll be encouraging young carers across the district to crack a joke, interact with her own stand-up performances and may even help some attendees on their way to becoming the next Russell Howard or Sarah Millican.

It's hoped the interactive session will offer some light relief to young carers who have continued to provide care and support to their loved ones throughout the pandemic, while encouraging them to interact with other local young carers and to build a support and friendship network.

The event is part of Breckland Council's new young carers programme - MyFuture:Social, which is an ambitious, fun programme of online events to support young carers in the Breckland community.

The project, which is part of a wider £1 million investment in supporting vulnerable people in Breckland, aims to build confidence, develop aspirations and encourage personal development in a supportive environment for young carers aged between 16 - 24. 

Since launching in early March, the MyFuture:Social programme has already facilitated an exciting launch event and art workshop with freelance artist, Jenny Leonard.

Cllr Alison Webb, Executive Member for Health and Housing at Breckland Council, said: "We're delighted to host another MyFuture:Social session, this time with the help of Laughology. If you're a young carer living in Breckland and you'd like to give stand-up comedy a go - I'd encourage you to sign up today and get your friends involved!"

The council is encouraging young carers to attend with a friend if they'd like to. The stand-up comedy workshop will take place virtually via Zoom on Friday 23 April (5-7pm). To book a place, go to the MyFuture:Social pages.

Last updated: 01/04/2021 10:22:07