Beckie: Why We Do What We Do

Beckie came to Young Leicestershire’s group as a Young Carer over 8 years ago. Despite her caring responsibilities she became a core member of the group and has over the years volunteered at both county and national events. Struggling at school, she went on to attend college and complete her numeracy and literacy qualifications.

A member of the young carer’s focus group, Beckie played a fundamental role in supporting other young people, planning and organising activities and events. She gave particular attention to making sure new group members felt welcome and included. She has in recent years achieved her Millennium Volunteer’s Award and an award for her outstanding achievement in volunteering from the Lord Mayor of Leicester.

We are very proud of what Beckie has achieved despite her responsibilities as a young carer. Over the last 3 years we have been very proud and privileged to see her mature into a positive role model, and grab opportunities for training with both hands.

Beckie became a trainee youth worker in 2007 and provided support to not only the young carers group but also within the Eyres Monsell CYP. During this time she worked towards an NVQ3 in child care. She has been an excellent example and advocate for our organisation, speaking at GOEM meetings, fund raising events and our AGM.

In November 2008 Beckie went to China as a regional ambassador for youth work trainees with 100 other delegates. Again, she represented the impact good youth workers and being so well motivated can have on someone’s life and future. She is now studying for her Youth & Community Work degree at De Montfort University and is working at our club in Eyres Monsell.

Beckie is why we do what we do. If we had only one example of her achievements in our careers it would make it all worthwhile.

Young Carers Group