This Christmas we’ve partnered with The Honeypot Children’s Charity and Family Carers Ireland to help give young carers in the UK & Ireland the support they need to build brighter futures and happy childhood memories.
With your support we’ll be donating to fund a range of respite breaks, which give disadvantaged children freedom from their routine and responsibilities, as well as online after school clubs and wellness services to help them make happy childhood memories, support their wellbeing, and build their belief that they can succeed in education and beyond.
Whatever the purchase, big or small, we’ll donate an amount from every transaction made in store and online, as well as each The Body Shop At Home order placed between 19th October to 31st December 2021 to The Honeypot Children’s Charity and Family Carers Ireland.
For over 25 years, The Honeypot Children's charity has been supporting young carers aged 5-12 who are bearing the heavy load of caring for a parent or sibling, often single-handedly.
Through an early-intervention Wrap-Round service, including Respite Breaks and a complementary support programme, we give young carers a break from their taxing responsibilities at home. We help them make happy childhood memories and build their belief that they can succeed in education and beyond. All our services are designed to:
Meet Jaiden, a 10-year-old young carer from South East London, who tells his story of caring at home for his mum, who suffers from a disability. He talks about their daily routines, his biggest fears, and his aspirations for the future, and how Honeypot has made a difference to his life.
Sometimes going to Honeypot I felt bad because I was leaving my mum, but I realised everyone else gets to experience what I experienced at Honeypot." Bethannie, 21, was a young carer for her sister and her mum. Find out in the video what that meant for her, why visiting Honeypot helped, and where she is now.
Family Carers Ireland is the national charity supporting the 500,000 family carers and 67,000 young carers across the country who care for loved ones such as children or adults with physical or intellectual disabilities, frail older people, those with palliative care needs or those living with chronic illnesses, mental ill-health, or addiction.
Our Young Carers Service provides a variety of supports to young carers including individual work, counselling, grinds, respite activity breaks, and a free Young Carer Card. The organisation also maintains a nationwide network of Young Carer Groups, and Young Carer Schools, and is committed to raising awareness of young carers around the country.
My name is Nicole Hayden, I am 16 years old. I live with Mum, Dad my little sister Lauren, she is 13 years old and has 1p36 Deletion Syndrome. I love all my Family and absolutely love Lauren. I try help my Mum as much as I can with Lauren. I clean up after our meals and tidy the house when I can. I take our Dog Teddy for walks and I help also with feeding Lauren and sitting with her while Mum has a shower. I also do her nails and hair, she loves this and sometimes take her for a small walk. She has epilepsy also so I have to be careful as sometimes she needs emergency meds and mam has to be close by. I would love for Lauren to have the same abilities as most of us have but I try my best to include her in as much as I can.
Family Carers Ireland have been a huge help to me, just knowing their there means so much. I have a Young Carer Card which I got from them and it means people know that I am a young carer. The card also comes with lots of discounts and offers which are really helpful.
Meet Sinead and her daughter Shauna (16) who care for Daniel (13) who has Sotos syndrome - a rare genetic condition which causes severe intellectual disability, epilepsy and a sensory processing disorder. He is non-verbal, incontinent, visually impaired with challenging behaviour, has low mobility and feeding difficulties and requires 24/7 care.
The Honeypot Children’s Charity has been providing respite breaks and outreach services for young carers aged 5-12 years for over 25 years. It is a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), registered under charity registration number: 1184132.
Family Carers Ireland is the only national charity dedicated to supporting Ireland’s young carers aged 10 – 17 years. It is a registered charity under charity number CHY 10962.
80% of donations received will be donated to The Honeypot Children’s Charity. 20% of donations received will be donated to Family Carers Ireland.