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Young Carers Projects (SYCAMORE/CHIL/COOL) for 5-18 year olds - EHFSYOS

Sycamore (5yrs – 9yrs) This after-school club is held every Wednesday in term time. Young carers have the opportunity to join the Children’s University scheme and have a fun time gaining credits whilst being active, healthy eating and undertaking craft activities. Sessions and visits are supported by the sycamore fund. COOL Club (8-12 year olds) and CHIL (13-18 year olds) are our two young carers groups, which run on Tuesdays at Shoebury Youth Centre, offering support, activities, trips and much more. Our fully trained team are on hand to speak to young carers about anything that may be concerning them, whilst also running activities which enable all to take a break from their caring role.

A young carer is under 18 years of age and helps to look after a family member who is disabled, physically or mentally ill or has a substance misuse problem. Caring can involve physical or emotional care, or taking responsibility for someone's safety or wellbeing. The level of responsibility assumed by a young carer is often inappropriate to their age and at a level beyond simply helping out with jobs at home, which is a normal part of growing up.

REFERRAL METHOD: To be referred to the Young Carers service please call The Early Help, Family Support and Youth Offending Service (EHFSYOS) on 01702 534300, or email Brenda Lewis on  

Part of the Southend Children's Professional Network (SCPN).
Part of the Short Breaks scheme
Part of the Local Offer

Who to contact

Janice Lyons
Team Manager
01702 534300
Free of Charge
Additional Notes

Early Help, Family Support and Youth Offending Service (EHFSYOS)

Venue Facilities
Access Toilets available
Accessible Parking
Hearing loop available
Wheelchair access

Where to go

Name of venue
Shoebury Youth Centre
Venue address
Youth Centre Shoeburyness, Delaware Road, Shoeburyness, Southend-On-Sea, Essex,

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
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Session Information
Tuesday 16:45 - 18:45; Tuesday 19:00 - 21:30; Wednesday 15:15 - 17:15
When is the service available

Term Time

Other details

Referral required?
Related Links
Young Carer "Know Your Rights" pack
Age Range
From 5 years To 19 years

Local Offer

Contact Name
Janice Lyons/Sarah Hearn
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-11 years)
Young people (16-18 years)
SEN Provision Type

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Address: Youth Centre Shoeburyness, Delaware Road, Shoeburyness, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, 

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