Project information

Young Carers Health and Wellbeing.

To provide and deliver training to all 12 to 25 year old young carers within our organisation around:
Mental Health.
Sexual Health.
Teenage pregnancies.
Bullying (including cyber).
Anger management.

January 2017 - December 2018

Charity information

Connects & Co. (Support For Young Carers And Siblings)

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  • Need


    To improve the Health and Wellbeing of Young Carers aged 12 - 25.
    They require care and support to help them deal with difficult and traumatic home-life situations and be able to live as normal a childhood as possible. They are at risk of developing behavioural problems at a young age because of witnessing traumatic situations, show signs of physical ill health and are usually unable to handle social situations or interact with peers, making them further isolated and targets for bullying.


    By providing and delivering informed, constructed and appropriate information, advice, techniques around:
    Mental Health.
    Sexual Health.
    Teenage pregnancies.
    Bullying (including cyber).
    Anger management.
    This will be part of our overall support including:
    Providing a listening ear and emotional and practical support.
    Access to new opportunities through a wide range of activities and experiences that focus on building self-esteem, encourage friendships and develop self-expression.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improve the Health and Wellbeing of Young Carers aged 12 – 25 over the years 2017-18 and beyond.


    » Develop a programme to deliver training and information during the regular sessions the young carers attend, with a different theme each time.
    » Identify young people who need extra help or support as some may be experiencing some of the issues.
    » Create training packs for each subject so as to be able to deliver training to a consistent level.

    Receiving positive feedback from the Young Carers themselves, and using Saul Becker monitoring.
    Positive feedback from parents, school or any other organisations involved.

  • Impact


    We will have in place a rolling programme of delivering training and information for the next two years and beyond.
    Create specific training packs and resources for each subject.
    We will demonstrate success by having continued positive feedback.


    Not all young people will be able to attend each session so we will identify who has missed what sessions and organise extra sessions or give one to one tuition.


    Donors to this project will receive an initial training programme and a summary of the aims and objectives for the sessions.
    Twice a year receive a report summarising the feedback received for the previous period, including changes that have been made to the project plans.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Resources Paper, pens, books, printing.
      £500 Venue Hall hire.
      £500 Transport Getting young carers to and from the Venue
  • Background


    Norwich and outlaying areas and Dereham area.

    The young carers who attend our groups tend to be in the lower to middle class with many of single parent families. Also most families are receiving some kind of benifits.


    Young carers who are referred by schools social services or other such bodies.
    Young Carers are children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years who live with the effects of illness or disability of a family member who may have a learning or physical disability, terminal or long term illness, mental health problems or a severe addiction.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are only one of a few Young Carers charities in Norfolk. The groups commissioned by Norfolk County Council are restricted in what they can provide. They also only cater for 6 -18 year olds.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sallie Boyd

    Project manager who Started up this charity in 2000 and is very passioate and committed.

    Connie Emes-Ellis

    The first young carer in Connects and Co and is now an important member of the team. She knows it from both sides.