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.
We provide positive activities for young people who may have limited opportunities in life. We give young people a safe, supportive environment where our staff will give them opportunities to learn, socialise and be a positive part of their community.
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.
In partnership with Norfolk County Council, we provide positive activities, such as games, team building, sports and cooking in a safe, supportive environment for young carers who may have limited opportunities in life.
We run regular young carers groups to give them a chance to escape their day-to-day pressures, providing opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have, which offers a chance to build their social skills and make new friends.
Young carers groups take place throughout Norfolk every three weeks during term-time.
It's a way for them to feel listened to when in other settings they may not be, through no fault of their own. We empower our young people and as a result we create stronger individuals.