Our current BOOM! Young Carers' service is ending in 2019.
For more details please click here. This means we can no longer accept new referrals to our service. All groups are running as normal for current members. We remain committed to working with Young Carers in 2019 and beyond - so watch this space for updates.
BOOM! Young Carers
The Benjamin Foundation has been working to help Young Carers access a range of fun and sociable activities since 2014. We deliver this service on behalf of and in partnership with Norfolk County Council.
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.
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 to enable them to 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 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
Enquiries and Questions about BOOM! Young Carers
Anastasia Twigg - Young Carers Support Manager