These two pieces of music were created by our Young Carers (in conjunction with Young Carers from Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource) in an online workshop over the Christmas holidays, led by Create.
change:matters has been designed to increase Young Carers’ confidence around managing money in the home.
The Young Carers did this by exploring the difference between a need and want; increasing their understanding of the different kinds of savings accounts and learning how to save money when shopping. By learning how to budget, the Young Carers were able to plan for the future and save for unexpected expenses, gaining an understanding of the different types of loans available should they need to borrow money and what to do if they ever get into trouble with debt.
These skills were gained through creative, interactive workshops lead by one of our professional artists. In the change:matters music workshops the Young Carers formed a band and wrote their own original songs based around the themes explored when learning about money. They worked together to write lyrics, come up with the melody and rhythm, play ‘instruments’ they find around the house and record these via Zoom. There was a sharing on the final day to which Young Carers could invite family and friends to be an audience for their finished songs.