Linda talks Young Carers on TV

The Project Leader at Darlington Young Carers, Linda O’Neill, recently addressed a national conference to discuss the support DISC’s Young Carers Service provides to Young Carers and their families.

The Helplines Partnership Annual Conference was held in London in November and was filmed to form part of the Chrissy B Show which is broadcast on the Sky Health & Wellbeing Channel.

Linda’s invitation to speak allowed her to highlight the work that Darlington Young Carers Service carries out with children and young people and their families. Linda said: “It was a fantastic opportunity to highlight the work that Darlington Young Carers Service carries out with children and young people and their families.

I’ve also been asked to contribute to the Helplines Partnership blog which will help to spread the word about our work even further.”

Nicola James from the Helplines Partnership told Linda: “Thank you for taking the time to join the discussion panel on the live recording of the Chrissy B show at our Annual Conference. It was good to have you on board, as the discussion panel made an invaluable contribution to the success of the day. Our very best wishes to you and the team at Darlington Young Carers.”

By taking part in the conference Linda has helped to increase national awareness of the excellent work of Darlington Young Carers. It’s also allowed DISC to reach out to a wider network of providers from helplines from around the Country.