BOOM! Young Carers
We started this work in April 2014 to provide young carers across Norfolk with access to a range of fun and sociable activities as well as essential support.
Young carers are children and young people up to the age of 18 whose lives are affected by caring for someone in their family who has a long term illness or disability, mental health problem, learning disability or who misuses alcohol or drugs. The 2011 census suggests that in Norfolk there are approximately 2,000 young carers.
Our service runs regular young carers' groups around the county which take place every three weeks during term-time. They provide a safe, supportive environment for young carers where they can let their hair down, make friends, play, socialise and forget their adult responsibilities for a while. The groups also allow young carers to share their concerns with people who really understand what they are going through and to seek help for any problems they may be having. Activities and trips are provided together with transport to and from each session when it is needed; there's also food and drink available at each session . All groups for the 6-12 age range begin at 5pm and end at 7pm, groups for the 12-18 year olds begin at 7pm and end at 9pm. For full details on our Young Carer groups please click HERE.
To download a referral form please click here.
If you are a young carer and would like to know more about this please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download our Information leaflet here
Meet the team
BOOM! Young Carers Coordinator