The EyPIC Project are proud to be working with Jack Petchey on their achievement and leadership award schemes.
This means that our Young Carers get to nominate one of their own, a few times a year, for an achievement award, which then gets spent on either equipment or an activity chosen by the winner. It is a wonderful way for young carers to receive some recognition from their peers and for the project to be able to celebrate those achievements with all of the Young Carers.
The Young Carers also get to nominate one of the workers on the project for a leader award, once a year, and this too is spent on the project. We let the Young Carers decide what to spend the money on! Last year we bought a new TV and a Nintendo Switch.
We are also proud members of London Youth and have worked with them on two amazing projects in the past year. The ‘Youth Leadership Awards Scheme’ where five of our 16 year old Young Carers came together to plan a project to raise awareness of Young Carers. This included two residential trips away to meet other youth groups and preparing a pitch and presentation to the London Youth Team, which they did perfectly.
We are also currently working with them on ‘Keeping it Wild’ project where a team of our Young Carers are working on a project to plan an action that will improve the environment and raise awareness of environmental issues. Watch this space!