Carers Trust welcomes Honeypot Children’s Charity to its network
Carers Trust is delighted to announce the addition of Honeypot, a national charity working with a large group of professional children’s welfare organisations across the UK, to the Carers Trust Network of over 120 local carer organisations.
The addition of Honeypot means there are now 124 Network Partners within the Carers Trust Network, which extends across the UK. Carers Trust works with the Network to support carers through replacement care, the provision of grants for carers, information, advice and emotional support.
Honeypot is a national charity working with a large group of professional children’s welfare organisations all over the UK.
Since 1996 it has worked to improve the lives of young carers aged 5-12 years by providing respite breaks and on-going outreach support.
The carers, from all over the UK, are given a break from demanding and stressful responsibilities at home with safe, nurturing environments where children at risk can develop their full potential.
Each year, Honeypot offers places to over 2,500 young carers and vulnerable children.
Honeypot operates two beautiful residential respite houses, Honeypot House Hampshire in the New Forest, and Honeypot Pen y Bryn in Mid-Wales.
Honeypot House welcomes children from London and counties ranging from Dorset north to Buckinghamshire and down to East Sussex, while Honeypot Pen y Bryn welcomes children from Wales, the Midlands, West and North-West England. Their early-intervention, wrap-round service is designed to provide relief, protect mental health, and develop social confidence. Honeypot House is in the New Forest National Park. Home to five species of deer badgers, squirrels many smaller mammals. It is a landscape and a way of living in many ways unchanged for hundreds of years – truly a perfect place for children to take a break from their day-to-day worries.
Simmi Woodwal, CEO, The Honeypot Children’s Charity said: “The Honeypot Children’s Charity provide a rich range of life enhancing support services for thousands of needy young carers aged 5 to 12 years old.
"At the heart of Honeypot is our stress busting Residential Respite Breaks at our beautiful rural houses. We also provide Education Booster Breaks to enable the children to succeed in education. Our Wellbeing Services provide the basic necessities of life that many young carers lack.
"Honeypot is dedicated to creating happy childhood memories and building brighter futures for all young carers”.
Sharon Spurling, Carers Trust’s Head of Network Development said: “We are thrilled that Honeypot has joined the Carers Trust Network. Our Network Partner delivery to unpaid carers will be strengthened by the addition of Honeypot and it’s fantastic news to have them on board, particularly for their experience in working with unpaid Young Carers”.