We provide positive activities to young people who have limited opportunities, such as young people who help care for a family member.
At The Benjamin Foundation, we are committed to supporting Young Carers to help them meet some of the unique challenges they face. We want to give them the chance to escape their day to day pressures in a fun and friendly environment and offer them the opportunity to meet new friends and learn new skills. Having the chance to talk to an understanding and listening ear about their lives is an important part of our support for Young Carers.
Our BOOM! Young Carers currently run the following groups:
Watton Young Carers:
Tuesdays 6.30pm to 8pm – every fortnight throughout the year for 8-18 year olds in Watton.
Stalham Young Carers:
Thursdays 3.15pm to 5.45pm – every fortnight during school term time for 7-16 year olds in Stalham.
Norwich Young Carers:
Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm for 8 to 18 year olds in Lakenham throughout the year.
Please contact us for further information.
Our sincere thanks to Norfolk Community Foundation, St James’s Place Charitable Foundation, Norfolk Superhero Challenge, Reepham Rotary and Stalham Academy for their support, enabling us to deliver the BOOM! Young Carers’ programme.
Working together with Carers Matter Norfolk
Since October 2019 we have been working with Carers Matter Norfolk and Voluntary Norfolk to help deliver the Norfolk County Council funded service for Young Carers. As part of this service The Benjamin Foundation offer monthly groups and one to one support for Young Carers in the following areas: Norwich, Broadland and part of North Norfolk covering North Walsham, Stalham, Sea Palling and their surrounding areas.
Young Carers support in partnership with Carers Matter Norfolk:
To find out more about Carers Matter Norfolk please visit: https://www.youngcarersmatternorfolk.org/
If you are a Young Carer, or know of one, that would like to benefit from specialist support please do get in touch with us at: Boom@benjaminfoundation.co.uk
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.