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 8-12yr olds and 12-18yr olds
Stalham Young Carers:
Thursdays 3.15pm to 5.45pm – every fortnight during school term time for 7-16yr olds
Our sincere thanks to 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.
The first of our Young Carers sessions as part of the Carers Matters Norfolk Young Carers and Families services will be taking place on Saturday 25th January 2020, 11.30am – 2.30pm at Marlpit Community Centre, Hellesdon Road, Norwich, NR6 5EG.
Young Carers aged between 5 and 19 are welcome to drop in at any time during this session. Click here for more details.
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.