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 virtual escape room sessions, to advice to help with your carer and personal development, and virtual parties. there are opportunities for you to hear from different professionals and find out what is involved in their jobs.
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 below
- 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.
We also currently have a survey open to young carers and young adult carers. There are two £50 giftcards up for grabs – and if a young person is part of a young carers organisation/group, their group will also be entered into a prize draw to win £100 for that group!
Here are the links for the survey and it should take 5-10 minutes to complete:
- If you are a young carer (aged 15 and under) please click here or go to – www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YC_COVID_ONE_YEAR
- If you are a young adult carer (aged 16-25) please click here or go to – www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YAC_COVID_ONE_YEAR
Tuesday 9 February 2021 – 6-7pm – Aspirational speaker – hospitality
An aspirational speaker will be joining us to speak with young carers and young adult carers aged 13+ about their experience of working in Hospitality. Open to all young carers and young adult carers aged 13+ years old.
Wednesday 10 February 2021 – 6pm-7pm – Learn British Sign Language
A session where we will be learning British Sign Language to song. Open to all young carers.
Monday 15 February 2021 – 4.30pm-5.30pm – Building confidence for employment
This Carers Trust workshop will provide young carers and young adult carers with the tools to recognise and value their skills, accomplishments and role as a carer to create an engaging CV and covering letter. It will also include tips to feeling confident when being interviewed. It will focus on ways to build a ‘personal brand’ with bespoke support and resources. If you are interested in a place please email [email protected] or call 0345 241 0954. Open to all young carers and young adult carers.
Monday 15 February 2021 – 5pm-6pm – Combined area forum
Held over Zoom this is a combined Area Forum with Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Young Carers. Open to all young carers.
16 February 2021 – 10.30am-12.30pm – Norfolk Young Carers Partnership meeting
Held via Zoom for Norfolk young carers aged 11-25 years old.
16 February 2021 – 6pm-7/7.30pm – Virtual escape room (Rogue Agent)
While saving the world from all manner of terrorists and threats, a Rogue MI5 Agent has been growing his personal art collection and not entirely legitimately. The unknown agent has been stealing art and sculptures from across the globe. MI5 is onto him though, but no one within the agency can be trusted. As the newest recruits to the agency, it falls on you to uncover the identity of the Rogue Agent, collate the evidence against him, and advise the agency of his whereabouts. Open to young adult carers aged 18 and over (limited spaces).
17 February 2021 – 4pm-5pm – Virtual party
Including party games and laughing yoga. Open to all young carers.
17 February 2021 – 5pm-6pm – How to feel in control of your finances and budgets
This Carers Trust workshop will clarify the basics in finance and explore simple ways to budget your money, with activities to help solidify your budgeting skills. Young carers and young adult carers will be given resources and a budget template with a one-to-one follow up with an expert if requested. Young adult carers can also book to have one-to-one support on their homework, studies, university applications, job applications, CVs and mock interview support from a professional at Quilter plc. If you are interested in a place please email [email protected] or call 0345 241 0954. – Young carers and young adult carers.
18 February 2021 – 11am-12.30pm – Virtual escape room
The date is 1921, you are an 18-year-old Sherlock Holmes embarking on your maiden investigation – the murder of Lord Harrington in Chapelgate Manor. You must work together to investigate the manor, solving dastardly riddles and clues to uncover… Whodunnit! Open to young carers under 18 years old.
18 February 2021 – 3pm-4pm – Healthwatch Norfolk consultation
The team from Healthwatch Norfolk are working with Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust to gain your views and experiences. They want to know if you have faced any particular barriers that made your experience different from others. Even if you haven’t had any support from NSFT for your mental health, your opinions are still very important. They want to find out whether you are confident that you know how and where to get support for your mental health should you need it. Open to Norfolk young carers.
19 February 2021 – 12.30pm-1.30pm – Aquarium feeding and hamper
The National Marine Aquarium is running a live session about animals of the ocean and their life cycles. We have plans to be able to enjoy some food so please let us know any allergies you have. Please book by noon on Friday 5 February. Open to all young carers.
23 February 2021 – 6pm-7pm – Make your own stressball and stress awareness
Please tell us if you plan to attend by 15 February so we can send you all that you will need to take part in this session. Open to all young carers.
23 February 2021 – 6-7pm – Aspirational speaker – GP
An aspirational speaker will be joining us to speak with you about their experience of working as a GP. Open to all young carers aged 13 years old and above.
26 February 2021 – 4pm-5pm – Bingo
Open to all young carers.
9 March 2021 – 6pm-7pm – Mother’s Day craft
Please confirm your attendance by 1 March so craft materials can be sent out to you. Open to all young carers.
10 March 2021 – 6-7pm – Aspirational speaker – nursing
An aspirational speaker will be joining us to talk about their experience of working as a nurse. Open to all young carers aged 13 years old and above.
15 March 2021 – 4:45pm-6pm – Young Carers Action Day event
Young carers from Norfolk Young Carers Forum and young adult carers from Cambridgeshire and Norfolk are organising a virtual event on the 15 March 2021 to mark Young Carers Action Day. They would love for professionals from different backgrounds to join them. They will be sharing the results of their young carers and young adult carers COVID-19 One year on surveys. It will be your exclusive chance to get a preview of what young carers and young adult carers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk have been saying about how they are coping as we approach the one-year ‘anniversary’ of the first lockdown.
As well as hearing the results, it will be your chance to consider what action you could take to help ensure that young carers and young adult carers have successful futures. The event will take place on Zoom, spaces will be limited, so can you please confirm if you would like to attend by emailing [email protected] by Friday 26 February.
24 March 2021 – 6-7pm – Aspirational speaker – teaching
An aspirational speaker will speak to us about their experience of working as a Teacher. Open to all young carers aged 13 years old and above.
26 March 2021 – 4pm-5pm – Comic art
Open to all young carers.
16 April 2021 – 4pm-5pm – Virtual zoo and animal quiz
Open to all young carers.
30 April 2021 – 4pm-5pm – Cooking
Have fun cooking veg stir fry. Open to all young carers.