The Honeypot Children’s Charity
The Honeypot Children’s Charity is the only not-for-profit organisation in the UK that is wholly dedicated to providing a unique range of support services for young carers aged 5 to 12. Young carers are children who are putting their childhood on hold to provide physical, emotional and day-to-day caring for a chronically or mentally ill or disabled parent or sibling. They are the glue that keeps families together. They are very often from deprived and disadvantaged backgrounds, and they need our support to alleviate the burden of caring for loved ones every day.
For nearly 25 years Honeypot has been providing a yearly cycle of fun, carefree respite breaks and engaging outreach sessions at our 2 Honeypot houses. Honeypot constantly strives to add new services to this offering for young carers to address the problems they experience, including stress, anxiety and poor social skills.
Watch Bethannie, one of our young carers, talk about the impact Honeypot has had on her life and how it helped her overcome and address these problems early on in her life.
Honeypot does not receive any government funding and relies entirely on fundraising, trusts, and the generosity of people like you to continue providing much-needed respite breaks. The way we aim to help more children like Bethannie is through our new Patrons Club initiative, which is designed to provide the stable, sustainable voluntary income needed for Honeypot to reach important milestones in the support for young carers. These key milestones include: