About honeypot charity

Honeypot have worked to enhance the lives of young carers, creating happy childhood memories, since 1996. 

The charity supports young carers for up to eight years through a combination of respite and learning breaks as well as play and memory days. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic they have run programmes allowing young people to be supported and connect with other carers virtually.

We were so thrilled when we received the funding from CAF. It is amazing to have others recognise the work you are doing and the importance of giving young carers the same chances as other children.

Team leader
Honeypot

 

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How the £85,000 grant from the CAF Resilience Fund helped support young carers

Honeypot: Their story

After the start of the global Covid-19 pandemic, Honeypot had to rethink how they could continue to connect with their young carers who were likely to be more isolated and feeling lonelier than ever.

Since the introduction of lockdown restrictions, Honeypot have supported more than 2,000 children, bringing young carers into their virtual programme, offering them a break from caring, and time to have fun with their peers.  The virtual workshops have included sessions on baking, arts, crafts and seasonal events as well as social and emotional learning.

The Impact 

It is amazing to be able to provide the magic of Honeypot to so many children across the country.  Even through a computer screen we can continue to develop the children's sense of confidence and worth.

"I believe our virtual work will benefit the transition back to face-to-face services.  For new referrals it is a way for them to get to know us as team leaders.  For current Honeypot children it is filling the gap between their last holiday and their next so it will be like they have never been away.

As a result of this funding we have been able to provide support to so many children with so many different needs from locations all around the country.”

Team leader
Honeypot

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This funding has been jointly provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Community Match Challenge funding scheme as part of the Government's £750 million coronavirus support package for charities along with matched funding by the Covid-19 Support Fund created by the insurance and long-term savings industry.

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