From April 2015 to March 2019 our Boom Team delivered the Norfolk County Council commissioned services for Young Carers. Although this service has come to an end, as an organisation The Benjamin Foundation is committed to continue to provide positive activities for Young Carers across Norfolk.
Towards the end of the commissioned service we surveyed the Young Carers accessing the groups and the overwhelming feeling across the ages was that they feel they need a space to have fun! As such our Young Carers Development Manager, Alice Stevenson, is working on providing regular, ongoing groups for Young Carers starting from September 2019. These groups will aim to give Young Carers a chance to escape their day to day pressures in a fun and friendly environment and give them the opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends.
If you are a Young Carer or know of one that would like to benefit from regular support please do get in touch with us at Boom@benjaminfoundation.co.uk
The Norfolk County Council Commissioned service is now provided by Carers Matter Norfolk and details of this service along with how to make referrals can be found here: https://www.youngcarersmatternorfolk.org/
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.