Skye is off on a school trip, if she can get all the stuff on the kit list. And if she can trust her mum to look after Dexter.
Skye and Dexter are back in this award-winning serial, one of the highlights of the BBC Children in Need Appeal on Radio 4.
Their mum Jak hasn’t had a drink for eleven months now and she’s doing alright. They’ve even got a morning routine. She forgets words sometimes, but she might not have known them in the first place. And that’s how it is, in recovery.
Skye is fifteen and Dexter's six, and they live in Gainsborough in Lincolnshire. Skye has always had to look out for Dex. But now Skye ‘s going on a school trip, if she can be sure that Jak will stick to the plan.
The story was developed with the help of the Young Carers' Transition Project in Nottingham, which receives funding from BBC Children in Need and through longterm research with young people and families in Gainsborough.
Poem by Octavia Bettis
Music by The Breeders and David Bowie, performed by Tom Constantine.