At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers.
These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and influence decisions that affect you.
We have everything from fun activities, including mindfulness workshops, to advice sessions, to help with your career and personal development.
So whether you are a young carer (aged under 18) or a young adult carer (aged up to 25) you can get involved.
Unless otherwise stated, activities are for carers aged 5-18 years old across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. Some sessions are for young adult carers, aged 18-25. If you are a young adult carer you can also contact us to find out about other workshops and fun sessions we may have available to you.
To sign up for the sessions:
- If you are in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough email [email protected] or call 0345 241 0954
- If you are in Norfolk email [email protected] or call 07843 329674
Please give the name and date of the activity that you are interested in joining in with. Some sessions may have other ways to sign-up in which case details will be given below.
Friday 2 July 2021 – 4pm-5pm – Quiz and game
All young carers are welcome to come along to have some fun with an online quiz and game session.
Wednesday 7 July 2021 – 6pm-7pm – Film and music quiz
Come and test your music and film knowledge, with a chance to win a £5 Amazon voucher! All you need is some paper and a pen/paper for your answers. All young carers welcome.
Wednesday 7 July 2021 – 6pm-7pm – Aspirational talk – Customer service centre manager
Chris is a customer service pro who has supported many young carers through one to ones and workshops. He has lots of customer service experience, working in pubs before he secured his role in Quilter and is very vibrant and warm.
Saturday 10 July 2021 – 10.30am-11.30am – Makaton
Another chance to learn some Makaton Sign Language. You don’t need any prior knowledge as everyone will be learning new signs!
Tuesday 13 July 2021 – 6pm-7pm – Jelly fish puppet making
Come join another crafty session, this time making your own jelly fish puppet. all you need is some sticky tape and colouring pencils/pens, we will send you the rest. Please confirm attendance by 5 July so supplies can be sent to you.
Friday 16 July 2021 – 6pm-7pm – Virtual bingo
All young carers are welcome to come along to have some fun with bingo.
Tuesday 19 July 2021 – 6pm-7pm – Aspirational talk – Former Director of Norwich Theatre and Vice Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk
Peter Wilson has worked in theatre all his professional life, first as an actor/writer/director, but then focussing on producing. He has worked in London mainly, with some shows going round the world (The Woman in Black, An Inspector Calls) and a bit on Broadway. Until a few years ago he ran Norwich Theatre Royal, set up The Garage in Norwich and helped revive St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth. Since 2008 he has been one of Norfolk’s 48 Deputy Lieutenants, and last year was asked to be the Vice Lord-Lieutenant.
Wednesday 20 July 2021 – 6pm-7pm – Show and tell with games
Join us for an evening of show and tell. Bring along your favourite toy, a drawing, show us a talent or hobby. Or anything you’re proud of that you can show/tell us about. If you don’t want to show anything, you can join the session to listen and join the games after everyone has had a turn!
Saturday 24 July 2021 – 10am-11am – Windmill making
A craft session making your own hand held windmill. All you need is some colouring pens/pencils to decorate. Confirm your place before the 15 July so all supplies can be posted to you.
Wednesday 28 July 2021 – 6pm-7.30pm – Zoom Norfolk county forum
Norfolk young carers 11-25 years old.
Friday 30 July 2021 – 4pm-5pm – Origami
All young carers are welcome to come along to a fun Origami session over Zoom. To register, email [email protected]
Tuesday 3 August – 5.30pm-6.45pm – CV skills session
Carers Trust and Quilter Plc will be delivering a session for young carers and young adult carers on the topic of CV Skills.
Thursday 5 August – 5.30pm-6.45pm – Interview skills session
Carers Trust and Quilter Plc will be delivering a session for young carers and young adult carers on the topic of interview skills.
Monday 9 August – 6pm-7pm – Aspirational Talk – Assistant Chief Fire Officer
We have the Assistant Chief Fire Officer delivering a talk on his career in the Fire Service.
Tuesday 10 August – 10am-3pm – Grafham Water day (currently full, reserve / waiting list available)
Come along to fun day out to Grafham water. Funded by St Ives Rotary, there be lunch and a coach. Open to all young carers and young adult carers, spaces are limited.
Tuesday 10 August – 5.30pm-6.45pm – Networking and careers session
Carers Trust and Quilter Plc will be delivering a session for young carers and young adult carers on the topic of networking & careers.
Thursday 12 August – 5.30pm-6.45pm – Public speaking session
Carers Trust and Quilter Plc will be delivering a session for young carers and young adult carers on the topic of public speaking.
Tuesday 17 August – 11am-1.30pm – Norris Museum event
If you are a Huntingdon or St Ives based young carer, come along to this fun event at the Norris Museum in St Ives!
Tuesday 17 August – 5.30pm-6.45pm – Confidence building session
Carers Trust and Quilter Plc will be delivering a session for young carers and young adult carers on the topic of confidence building.
Wednesday 18 August – 1pm-3.30pm – FrogLife Primary age session
Open to young carers, a Froglife fun session.
Thursday 19 August – 5.30pm-6.45pm – Mock interviews session
Carers Trust and Quilter Plc will be delivering individual sessions for young carers and young adult carers so that they have the opportunity to practice being interviewed.
Tuesday 24 August – 5.30pm-6.45pm – Finance and budgeting session
Carers Trust and Quilter Plc will be delivering a session for young carers and young adult carers on the topic of finance and budgeting.
Wednesday 25 August – 9am-5pm – Young carers beach trip (currently full, reserve / waiting list available)
Open to young carers of all ages, come along for some fun with a day at the beach. We will be going to Old Hunstanton.
Thursday 26 August – 5.30pm-6.45pm – Starting a small business from home session
Carers Trust and Quilter Plc will be delivering a session for young carers and young adult carers on the topic of starting a small business from home.