YOUNG carers are getting stuck into a multi-arts project designed to give them a break from their responsibilities.

Create, an award-winning charity, is working with young carers in Redbridge aged between eight and 17 for the inspired:arts programme which helps them unwind through social and artistic means.

Carers have so far explored costume design, t-shirt printing and performed a dance tackcling bullying and social exclusion.

Nicky Goulder, Create’s co-founder and chief executive said: “Participating in creative activities is a great way of expressing yourself and socialising.

“School holidays can be a period of heightened responsibility and isolation for young carers and it’s important for wellbeing that respite is found away from their duties as carers.

“Our inspired:arts programme offers an environment for self-expression, socialising, building confidence and having fun. I’ve loved seeing the results of their collaborative work.”

The project began in August and continues next year.