STOC and Chill… making S=P+A+C+E for Young Carers

STOC and Chill… making S=P+A+C+E for Young Carers

We are very pleased to let you know about our ‘StoC & Chill’ club here at St. Thomas of Canterbury Primary School – a programme of support for young carers that recognises, rewards and celebrates these amazing young people.  Young carers have caring roles for family members, for example a parent or sibling, or friends with physical or mental health problems or disabilities, or drug or alcohol problems.

Our Home School Link Worker (HSLW), Claire Daniels and Annalise Baldock, Inclusion Team Assistant are our main contacts for young carers in our school.  They liaise with pupils, families and staff to ensure that pupils who are carers are able to fully achieve and enjoy their education. Claire and Annalise will also organise fun events for the group in school once every half term including arts & crafts, playing games and baking.

The school is also in contact with Surrey Young Carers, a charity with whom we can register our identified young carers; we can refer to for advice and guidance; and who offer some fun “time-out” activities and groups for our young carers. For further information about Surrey Young Carers, please visit:

https://www.actionforcarers.org.uk/who-we-help/young-carers-under-18/

 

If you would like to find out more information about our ‘SToC & Chill’ Club or if your family is affected by any of these issues, please contact Claire or Annalise via email:

HSLW@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk or missbaldock@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

 

We look forward to hearing from you!