Boom! Young Carers (Watton and Stalham) – all groups will cease until government advice changes and social distancing and isolation is lifted. Our Norwich group launch will be delayed and no longer take place in May.
The Benjamin Foundation Young Carers Services in partnership with Carers Matter Norfolk – all groups will cease until government advice changes and social distancing and isolation is lifted. Face to face 1:1 support for young carers will also cease. We will continue to offer support to the young carers through emails, phone calls and text messages.
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 at Watton Youth and Community Centre.
Stalham Young Carers:
Thursdays 3.15pm to 5.45pm – every fortnight during school term time for 7-16 year olds at Stalham Academy.
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.
Norwich monthly Young Carer Groups in partnership with Carers Matter Norfolk:
11.30am – 1pm for 11 to 18 year olds
1.15pm – 2.45pm for 5 to 11 year olds.
- Saturday 29th February at Wroxham Road Methodist Church
- Saturday 28th March at Old Lakenham Community Centre
- Saturday 2nd May at Marlpit Community Centre
Drop in sessions for Young Carers in partnership with Carers Matter Norfolk:
- Friday 17th April at Broadland Youth and Community Centre, Hoveton: 1.30pm – 3pm (12 to 18 year olds) 3.15pm – 5.15pm (5 to 11 year olds)
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.