Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

30th September 21

Group of young carers at bowling activityAt 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.

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:

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.

Tuesday 5 October – 6pm-7pm – Detective games night
Join us online for an evening of detective fun! Back due to popular request AGAIN! Whether you’ve joined this detective game before or not, you will have great fun sniffing out the truth or creating the crime! Are you a good liar for this game? Or maybe your good at finding out the truth. For young carers and young adult carers aged 11-25 years old.

Friday 8 October – 4pm-5pm – Autumn wreath craft
Join us on Zoom for our autumn wreath making craft session. Please confirm attendance by Thursday 30 September so your craft pack can be sent to you. This Session has a maximum number of 14 people. Please only book if you are going to attend as others may miss out! Spaces are available to book via Eventbrite. Please contact us for the booking link.

Tuesday 12 October – 5pm-6.30pm – Norfolk Young Carers Forum – West Area Forum with West Norfolk Carers
Norfolk Young Carers Forum West Area Forum for NYCF members, aged 11-25 years old, who live in the West of Norfolk – meeting in Kings Lynn.

Wednesday 13 October – 4pm-5pm – Screen printing at the Norris Museum
Come along to the Norris Museum and create your very own T-shirt by screen printing it yourself. Open to all young carers.

Thursday 14 October – 4.30pm-5.30pm – St John Ambulance first aid awareness
Join Caring Together online with St John Ambulance service. This online session is designed to share information, gain skills, and grow your confidence to recognise and respond to every day situations. Suitable for all ages, first aid is an essential life skill. * Community first aid sessions are not part of accredited training courses, there are no tests or physical elements so accessible for all abilities. Spaces are available to book via Eventbrite. Please contact us for the booking link.

Tuesday 19 October – 6pm-7pm – Scoobie string keyring craft
Join us online and learn how to knot and braid scoobie strings to make some colourful keyrings! Please book online for this event via eventbrite to secure your place by Friday 8 October so craft packs can be sent out. Please contact us for the booking link. For young carers and young adult carers aged 11-25 years old.

Monday 25 October – 12pm-2pm – Shredder Skate School lesson (Cambridge)
Shredder Skate School are providing a fun packed two-hour skateboarding lesson in Cambridge! All equipment is provided so do not worry if you don’t have a skateboard. Transport will not be provided but the location is easily accessible via the guided bus route. Tickets available via Eventbrite on Friday 10 September, please contact for the link to book on. Limited to 10 spaces only, so please only book if you can attend or others may miss out. For young carers aged 6+.

Monday 25 October – 6pm-8pm – Norfolk Young Carers Forum – East Area Forum with GYGYC
Norfolk young carers forum east area forum for members aged 11-25 years old who live in the East of Norfolk. (With Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Young Carers). Meeting in Gorleston on Sea.

Tuesday 26 October – 10am-2pm – On Track Project delivered by The Matthew Project
Norfolk October half term activity. The Matthew Project are delivering an awareness session to young carers and young adult carers to raise awareness of drug and alcohol misuse, and on building skills for education and employment. The session is being held in Norwich and lunch is provided.

Wednesday 27 October – 2pm-3pm – Virtual Digital Design Workshop
For any young carers/young adult carers interested in website design/animation/digital storytelling, you will have the chance to hear from people who do this work for a career. This event is hosted by Carers Trust. Contact Daisy at [email protected]rers.org for more details or to register.

Thursday 28 October – 9.30am-12.30pm – Young Carers Grafham Water Activity day
We have a fun-filled activity day at Grafham Water Centre planned for young carers this October half term, with a mixture of wet and dry activities for you to enjoy. Open to all young carers.

Friday 29 October – Time TBC – Banham Zoo
Norfolk October half term activity. A day out at Banham Zoo to meet and learn about the animals. An opportunity for young carers and young adult carers to have a break from their caring role and to socialise with peers.

Wednesday 3 November – 6pm-7.39pm – Norfolk Young Carers Forum – South Area Forum with MTM Youth Services
Norfolk young carers forum South Area Forum for NYCF members aged 11-25 years old who live in the South of Norfolk. Meeting in Wymondham.

Saturday 6 November – 10.30am-3pm – Norfolk Young Carers Forum County Forum
To be held at Hethersett Old Hall, Norwich. For young carers and young adult carers aged 11-25 years old (Norfolk only).

Tuesday 9 November – Time TBC – Norfolk Young Carers Forum – West Area Forum with West Norfolk Carers
Norfolk Young Carers Forum West Area Forum for NYCF members, aged 11-25 years old, who live in the West of Norfolk. Meeting in Kings Lynn.

Wednesday 1 December – 6pm-7.39pm – Norfolk Young Carers Forum – South Area Forum with MTM Youth Services
Norfolk young carers forum South Area Forum for NYCF members aged 11-25 years old who live in the South of Norfolk. Meeting in Wymondham.

Tuesday 7 December – Time TBC – Norfolk Young Carers Forum – West Area Forum with West Norfolk Carers
Norfolk Young Carers Forum West Area Forum for NYCF members, aged 11-25 years old, who live in the West of Norfolk. Meeting in Kings Lynn.

Monday 13 December – 6pm-8pm – Norfolk Young Carers Forum – East Area Forum with GYGYC
Norfolk young carers forum east area forum for members aged 11-25 years old who live in the East of Norfolk. (With Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Young Carers). Meeting in Gorleston on Sea.

Saturday 18 December – 10.30am-3pm – Norfolk Young Carers Forum County Forum
To be held at Hethersett Old Hall, Norwich. For young carers and young adult carers aged 11-25 years old (Norfolk only).