1. Job Vacancy – Bright Futures Upbeat Project Administrator

    Part time Bright Futures Upbeat – Project Administrator 7 hours per week £18,795 pro rata, £3556 (actual) Fixed term until 31st July 2020 Bright Futures Upbeat project delivers support to young adult carers in Devon, including one to one support, peer support activities, family support, training, information and more. The project...
  2. Upbeat Upcycling

    Young Adult Carers have been upcycling unwanted items in our ‘Upbeat Upcycle’ project. We have a wide variety of skills to develop, from painting and decoupage to sewing and knitting. Young Adult Carers are joining together to create new items to sell and raise money for peer support activities. It’s...
  3. Celebrating Diversity

    Carers week ended with a joint celebration of PRIDE, with Bright Futures Upbeat at Diversity Festivals in both North and Mid Devon. We joined 1000s of people on the Castle Green in Barnstaple on 16th June to celebrate our Diversity and support and promote PRIDE month.  It was fantastic to...
  4. Young Adult Carer Published on Bristol Website

    One of our Mid Devon Young Adult Carers shared her story in an article with B24/7. Isla has been a carer since childhood, now supported by Bright Futures Upbeat, she is studying at Bristol University and mentors others in a similar situation to her own. The article is available to...
  5. Mental Health Awareness in Torbay

    One of our Young Adult Carers volunteered with Bright Futures Upbeat at a Mental Health Awareness drop-in in Torbay in March. A great opportunity for us to interact with students and staff and other agencies. We look forward to working with the University Centre again.
  6. Partnership Working with Devon Partnership NHS Trust

    Partnership working with Devon Partnership NHS Trust Young Adult Carers had their voices heard, taking part in the Devon Partnership NHS Trust ‘Carers and Families Strategy’.  Bright Futures Upbeat worked in partnership with Devon Partnership Trust, to deliver a focus group, enabling Young Adult Carers to have their views and...
  7. Young Carers in Devon receive a double funding boost!

    TTVS is delighted to announce it has been awarded two major grants worth over half a million pounds that will improve the lives of young carers aged 5-24 in Devon. TTVS is a Bideford based charity who have been providing a range of services to vulnerable people In Torridge for...
  8. Bright Futures Final Evaluation

    As the end of this current project draws near we have commissioned a Final Evaluation, it reflects the great work Bright Futures has achieved and will hopefully help us to gain further funding to continuing this work. Read the full report here: Bright Futures Final Evaluation Report January 2017
  9. Better Bursary Campaign

    The Better Bursary Campaign is lead by Carers Trust. The aim of the campaign is to give young adult carers better access to the 16-19 Bursary, which provides funding to help with the costs of staying in learning, such as books, equipment and travel. Please click here to find out...

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