Honeypot’s Emergency Action and Recovery Plan

  • We're not giving up on young carers.

Young carers need our help more than ever. Facing the prospect of looking after potentially vulnerable family members all by themselves, they’ve got a lot to worry about.

The Queen has asked us all to play our part in “protecting the most vulnerable within our society, finding new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe.” With the help of Honeypot’s supporters we have been developing and delivering an Emergency Action Plan to make sure young carers are safe and supported throughout Covid-19 lockdown.

We can’t let coronavirus stop Honeypot providing young carers with the stress busting respite breaks they love. But in the face of cancelled events and fundraisers, we need your support to continue supporting young carers safely and remotely and work to reopen our respite breaks. We need your support today to be able to resume our respite breaks from December 2020.

Honeypot’s Emergency Action & Recovery Plan will:

  • Raise the funds now to pay for an intensive, catch up schedule of respite breaks for over 1000 young carers, over the 12 month period commencing from December 2020. We know that having something precious to look forward to is a vital tool in coping with the stress and anxiety of caring for a sick parent or sibling. By raising the funds now, Honeypot will be able to let young carers know that they will be receiving a stress busting respite break in the near future.
  • Continue to Develop  ‘the Hive’, an online section of our website where the children entered competitions, shared their artwork, and win prizes, develop their baking skills, and keep connected with Honeypot’s staff and with each other.
  • Provide online photography, music, dance and drama workshops. We are always hearing about the success of these three-day workshops and how much young carers enjoy them.
  • Supply a rich resource bank of engaging ‘play-to-learn’ materials, adventure books, and arts and craft packs for 2,000 young carers. We are very grateful to the individual donors and organisations who have kindly gifted these wonderful resources.
  • Continue to develop our digital outreach platforms during Covid-19 and beyond. We are developing a remote information and signposting service to connect the children to the specialist services they need to address their individual challenges.

 

The year ahead will be challenging for all of us, but we can get through it together and work to re-establish a sense of normality in the lives of young carers. You can let young carers know that there are happy childhood memories waiting to be made at Honeypot’s Houses in the near future.  Donate now to our Emergency Action & Recovery Plan, and give young carers hope for a happy childhood.