The yorkshire building society and action for children

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The yorkshire building society and action for children

  1. 1. Building brighter futures for young carers
  2. 2. Action for Children 145 years of experience 650 projects in the UK 300,000 children, young people and families 28 young carers projects 2,000+ young carers 80% population live within 10 miles of a project Action for Children projects Young Carers projects The Group sites 2
  3. 3. Why young carers need your help 70% of young carers find life difficult 81% are stressed 9 grades lower in GCSEs 2/3 are bullied at school 39% say that their teachers do not know 3 “Most of the adults never once stopped to ask me or my brother how it affected us. We didn’t even feel invisible, it was worse, we felt IGNORED.” A young carer
  4. 4. Real life stories Mel, 16 and Ayesha, 18, attempted suicide Daniel, 6, worries about his dad all day long Shaun, 15, missed a whole year of school 4
  5. 5. Reduced isolation Improved educational achievement Better mental health Building brighter futures for young carers homework clubs post-16 support someone to talk to advice group activities counselling and group support 5
  6. 6. Making a difference together Programme outcomes: • Better emotional or mental health • Improved or maintained achievement at school • Staying in education, training or employment post-16 • Improved practical skills, such as cooking • Building supportive relationships Programme KPIs: •Number of young carers supported •Positive outcomes for those supported •Money raised by branch/region •Number of volunteering hours •Monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting 6
  7. 7. Engaging your employees “Volunteering at Action for Children’s ARTiculation Youth Arts Weekend was absolutely brilliant and, out with the birth of my two children, it was undoubtedly the best experience of my life.” Bob Hannon, Network Rail 7
  8. 8. Let’s get started! The Great Yorkshire Bake Off Calling all Heroes! Refer a friend 1+1= most trusted 8
  9. 9. An outstanding partnership 92% client retention Award-winning team Dedicated account manager, on-site as required 50 local fundraisers Local press and PR teams “A proper partnership in every sense of the word” Network Rail Building brighter futures for young carers 9
  10. 10. Why Action for Children is your perfect partner More than 2,000 reasons to choose Action for Children Pretend text We will help you become the most trusted financial services provider Pretend text We will help make you locally famous Pretend text We will help make your staff feel proud Pretend text 10

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