Solihull Young Carers Ramble for Children in Need
Children in Need has funded the Young Carer’s Peer Mentoring and Befriending project for the last 4 years. This is a fantastic programme that helps the young carers team to reach more young carers that are isolated by the circumstances of caring and those who lack confidence to engage with the respite activities. We train teenaged young carers to become 1-to-1 mentors to 5 to 12 year olds carers; this means they are learning new skills and are recognised as valuable volunteers through the Young Leader scheme all of which is equipping them to transition to adulthood.
We recruit volunteer befrienders who assist our young carers to take time away from caring to do things they don’t get chance to do themselves; facilitate wellbeing groups to support young carers to think about and look after themselves; and offer a friendly face to those that feel a bit shy when attending groups and trips out.
All-in-all the project enhances the support that Carers Trust Solihull can offer to young carers across Solihull and we would like to show our appreciation to Children in Need for funding the project by raising money to give back to this fantastic national charity.Dig deep to get behind our Peer Mentors on Tuesday next week as they ramble through the countryside of Warwickshire.