I was first introduced to Connects and Co when my school arranged a placement in September '14. I immediately felt welcomed by the team and joined as a cadet later the same month and have been attending groups since. After first going to Connects and Co I learnt that although I never considered myself to be one, that I myself am a young carer and although I am not with Connects as a young person they are still very supportive of my situation. At groups I have attended as a cadet there has been a wide range of activities from cinema and bowling trips, to inny chill sessions. I also attended the young carers festival last June with Connects and the festival was a memorable experience.
Overall I find being a cadet with Connects and Co a privilege and I thoroughly enjoy spending time at the groups and with the team and find them incredibly supportive.
"By being with Connects & Co. my life has changed. Trust me!
They have been there for me every step of the way ever since I was 10 and a half.
Iím now 11 so that is how trustworthy they are. Some peopleís lives have been recreated with Connects and Co help,
I made new friends at Connect Clubs and we also go on amazing trips and residential. We have been to places like Pleasurewood Hills and Kingswood.
Connects and Co. are not my friends, they are my family."