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Case Study: Lucy – A Voice For Change

By Spurgeons | March 16, 2022
AFTER DISCOVERING SHE WAS A YOUNG CARER: 15-YEAR OLD LUCY BECOMES A VOICE FOR CHANGE Spurgeons Children’s Charity supports around 800 young people aged 5 to 18 through their Young Carers services in Birmingham and Wolverhampton. These young people are caring…

Case Study: Thomas – Impact of Covid-19

By Spurgeons | March 16, 2022
16-YEAR-OLD ‘THOMAS’ SHEDS LIGHT ON THE COVID-19 IMPACT ON YOUNG CARERS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY IDENTIFICATION. Spurgeons Children’s Charity supports around 800 young people aged 5 to 18 through their Young Carers services in Birmingham and Wolverhampton. These young people…

Young Carers Action Day

By Spurgeons | March 16, 2022
COLLABORATION IS KEY TO EFFECTIVE SUPPORT FOR YOUNG CARERS, SAYS NATIONAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY Ahead of Young Carers Action Day on the 16th March, Spurgeons Children’s Charity called for greater collaboration across support services, schools and communities across the UK to…

The sweet taste of freedom

By Spurgeons | March 8, 2022
Zaara was so anxious about Covid that she and her two toddlers had not left their home in Perry Barr for eighteen months. Shalina Khatun, Spurgeons Health and Family Support Worker at Birmingham Children’s Centre explains that there was more…

Meet our new CEO Ian Soars

By Spurgeons | March 7, 2022
Ian, formerly CEO of Fegans, which was acquired by Spurgeons last July, has just been appointed to take Spurgeons on the next stage of its journey. As he explains, his new position brings together his personal and professional experience and…

Giving Young Carers a voice

By Spurgeons | March 1, 2022
To mark Carers Rights Day on 25th November 2021, young carers met with the Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, on Zoom. Taylor and Lucy from Spurgeons Young Carers were among the 30 young people who took part. Dame Rachel…

Spurgeons gave me the chance of a good start in life

By Spurgeons | March 1, 2022
Peter Szewcuzk arrived at Spurgeons Children’s Home Birchington Hall in 1958 aged 4, the only child of a Ukrainian mother, and was there until 1966. He shares a few of his memories. “I was in Mr and Mrs MacPherson’s house,…

Helping Alice learn to like herself

By Spurgeons | February 28, 2022
Her family had broken apart, her father had abandoned her – and now Alice was falling apart too. But your generous gifts enabled Fegans, part of Spurgeons Children’s Charity, to help her to heal. Alice blamed herself for her home…

Adam’s story: ”I looked at the world in a new way”

By Spurgeons | February 20, 2022
Former prisoner Adam shared at the 10th anniversary celebration how Invisible Walls helped him to be a better father and turn his life around so his children did not follow in his footsteps. Lord Farmer, chair of an Independent Ministry…

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