Young carer Mya ‘graduates’ from Spurgeons with distinction

Spurgeons’ Birmingham Young Carers group received national recognition as a finalist at this year’s Children & Young People Awards, in London. Spurgeons works with nearly 600 young carers across the West Midlands. These are young people with a maturity beyond…

How an award-winning project gave city’s young carers a break… till the money ran out

Timing, they say, is everything but it didn’t quite work out recently for Spurgeons’ Birmingham Young Carers group. Just before it was made a double finalist in the 2019 Children & Young People Now Awards, for an initiative targeted at…

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Lads Need Dads: Helping boys with absent fathers be the best that they can be

The latest blog in our ‘father to the fatherless’ series comes from guest blogger Sonia Shaljean. Sonia is founder and managing director of an Essex-based initiative that is getting national attention Founded in 2015 Lads Need Dads is an award-winning…