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D.I.Y SOS - Young Carers

PostPosted: 12 Nov 2016, 21:03
by chenrezig
Season 28 - Episode 2 DIY SOS: Million Pound Build for Children in Need

Thursday 8pm - 9pm BBC One ... en-in-need

They’re in Blackpool at Blenheim House, which is owned by a charity that receives CiN funding to help young carers. These children need all the support they can get, but at the moment Blenheim House is run-down and neglected. It’s up to the gang and a host of willing volunteers to transform the ramshackle building and its overgrown garden into a fun, supportive base. The guest designer is Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen: his usually flamboyant ideas might be just the ticket…


DIY SOS highlights the plight of nation's 250,000 young carers, who look after their parents on a daily basis. Blackpool Carers Trust, which is supported by funding from Children in Need, provides limited out-of-school respite and training activities for some of these carers - but its current centre is bursting at the seams. It has now inherited a run-down property, which is bigger but will require the renovation of a neglected building and a huge overgrown garden - and that's where Nick and the team come in, with help from designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.