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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 16th December 2020 at 11:59pm

Kool Carers needs your support to help maintain the well-being of Young Carers & their families residing in Brentwood & the Basildon borough

by Rachel Tungate in Basildon, England, United Kingdom

WHO WE ARE

Kool Carers is a registered charity, which supports young carers and their families.

Prior to the pandemic Kool Carers was supporting 56 young carers and their families, the charity has received an influx of referrals over the last 6 months which has resulted in the charity being requested to support over 100 young carers and their families, which equates to approximately 360+ people and we still have a waiting list!!!
This is why we desperately need your help.

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HERE'S HOW YOUR DONATION REALLY WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • It will allow us to increase the number of NEW group sessions for primary and senior aged young carers, which are facilitated fortnightly by a qualified and experienced staff team.
  • It will allow young carers to have a tailored fun programme of activities, which include, Art Therapy, Drama, Cooking, Animal Therapy, Horticulture, Science, Topical Discussions and Music Therapy to name but a few.
  • It will allow us to continue to offer counselling by our qualified Kool Carers counsellors, to any young carer or family member who requires therapy.

All of the elements of our programmes play a crucial part in maintaining the physical and emotional well-being of our Kool Carers.

1603899459_new_year_party-5.jpgOUR   VISION
Young Carers will be encouraged and inspired to no longer care in the shadows, but with support will gain the confidence to have a voice and make society listen and understand the realities of their plight.  This will help to try and reduce the isolation experienced by many young carers and their families; whilst trying to ensure that young carers and their families do not continue to fall below the professional radar, but receive the understanding and support that they deserve and are entitled to; allowing young carers the same life chances as other young people.


OUR   MISSION1603900225_img_0850.jpg
To provide young carers
with a safe environment to gain professional support and reduce the feelings of isolation that so many experience.  It is through empowerment and guidance young carers will have the opportunity to develop their life-skills and build resilience; enabling positive participation within their own communities, in-order that they can gain a deeper insight into not only themselves, but of the society and world in which they live.

OUR   1603900672_lottery_award-3_high_res.jpgVALUES
All young carers will feel valued, respected and understood.   A person-centred approach will be adopted when working with young carers and their families.  We will help to challenge any forms of oppression or discrimination that is encountered by young carers and their families.  We will work in partnership with young carers, their families and professionals in-order to safeguard, protect and secure positive outcomes for young carers and we will demonstrate openness, honesty and accountability within our practice.

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THANK YOU from the b1603902270_quotes2.jpgottom of our Kool Carer hearts, any donation we receive will support the work with young carers that we are all so passionate about continuing.

If you would like to find out more about the charity, our work or even to meet our staff team and volunteers, please visit our website www.koolcarers.co.uk


Let's make 'Caring Is Kool' happen

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