The Working together award - children's services
Winner: Lambeth Young Carers
Josh Stokes and Alice Dias transformed Young Carers Lambeth from a struggling project into a vibrant and organised initiative. Through their activities, workshops and outreach they are working with children who can often be hard to engage.
The positive impact they offer these children and young adults is invaluable due to their commitment and sensitivity they have to their client group. They have actively worked with social services, schools, sports centres, and other voluntary and primary sector organisations.
They are honest with the young carers, their families and services that refer to them, managing expectations and dealing with emotionally charged situations in a sensitive manner.
They offer inclusive, flexible and positive activities to help young carers get respite, develop social connections and build confidence.
The Well Centre, providing a safe and confidential place for young people to access health service.
Paediatric Phlebotomy Team, part of Evelina London Children's Hospital.