Connect Club

Connects & Co - Connect Club

Started in February 2000, this group was the first of the Connects & Co. Groups to be formed. It is for young carers / siblings aged between 12 and 18 years. Some of the members of this group are undertaking training to become possible Connects leaders of the future. They are known as the Connect Cadets.

Connect Club meets every 3 weeks.

Every June, Connect Club visits the National Young Carers Festival at the YMCA National Centre in Southampton. This is a chance for them to represent young carers from all over the country by meeting with MPs and Government representatives. They also highlight their issues by working with the media. It is a busy weekend with lots of time for recreational activities like abseiling, canoeing, archery, disco, making new friends and catching up with old friends.

We also have a Connect Club @ Dereham, which was started in November 2011.

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