Family Action Bridge Young Carers - Young Carers Charter **New**
The Bridge Young Carer’s Service at Family Action supports over 115 newly identified young carers and their families in County Durham each year. Part of this service is the promotion and accreditation of the Neighbourhood Charter. This aims to empower schools, organisations and community groups, to help to build stronger neighbourhoods, for children and young people with caring responsibilities.
Endorsing the Neighbourhood Charter are two Community Engagement Practitioners who work for Family Action, and are based in Shildon. Philippa May and Kerryann Stewart are people focused with a real ‘can do’ attitude which helps to ensure that the charter ethos is adopted and embedded by the schools and organisations going through the charter process.
“I certainly now have a better understanding, which I relay to my staff, ensuring that we provide the correct support for the wellbeing of any children and young people we engage with” Julie Costello, Cultivate 4 Life (Horticultural Support Project).
There are an amazing 105 schools and local services who have achieved Neighbourhood Charter accreditation, with more becoming involved all the time. This dedication to young carers in County Durham will work to build stronger families across the region.
Philippa is based across the North and East of the region, contact her on email@example.com
Kerryann is based across the South and West of the region, contact her on Kerryann.firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Focus: North East e-newsletter **New**
Welcome to this weeks newsletter featuring a selection of news, events and opportunities across the region and beyond.
If you would like to share regional information, events, or vacancies with your colleagues in the North East feel free to email across the full details to email@example.com
Shout Action Change @ Christmas **Current**
YHNE are hosting a special, Christmas themed Shout Action Change event where we will be presenting the findings from our annual survey of youth homelessness in the North East and our research into New Psychoactive Substances ('legal highs') along with a a range of activities across the day. We will be finishing the day with a very festive Christmas buffet and carol service (christmas jumpers optional but encouraged!).
Download the event flyer and programme HERE.
Date: Monday 11th December 2017
Venue: MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8XS
Children’s Voices - The Wellbeing of Children with Mental Health Needs in England **Current**
This report, released by the Children’s Commissioner, examines the wellbeing of vulnerable groups of children in England and their relationship with mental health services. Qualitative research explores the limited awareness of mental health issues in young people, focusing on their perception of mental health.
25% of independent children’s homes could close **Current**
Learning disability charity Mencap has warned that a quarter of independent children’s homes could close immediately if the government does not fully fund the £400m sleep-in care back-pay bill that is affecting care and learning disability charities.