Brentford FC launch employment project for young carers

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has launched the ‘Get Set’ programme which will provide young carers in Ealing with training and employment opportunities.

The project aims to bridge the gap for young carers who are often denied training and educational opportunities due to care commitments. It will include work visits, placements, CV-writing support and workshops with potential employers.

Brentford FC CST already runs a hugely successful young carers’ project, having worked with nearly 200 young carers through educational and sporting activities last year alone.

Lee Doyle, Chief Executive of Brentford FC CST, said: “Since Ealing Council commissioned Brentford FC CST to run their young carers programme we have increased participation in the programme from 25 young carers to nearly 200.

“The Get Set programme aims to enhance the existing project and empower young carers to achieve their life goals – regardless of their personal circumstances.”

To learn more about the ‘Get Set’ programme please contact Kathryn on 0208 326 7044 or at