Celebrating young carer Noah Anderson

We are thrilled to share that Noah Anderson, a carer and volunteer with Carers Trust Solihull, has been awarded the Civic Honour of Making a Difference for Young People Award. Noah’s journey as a young carer, peer mentor, and befriender has touched the hearts of many and earned him this well-deserved recognition.

Noah’s story began when as a child he took on the responsibility of caring for his mother. At just 14 years old, he selflessly volunteered to become a peer mentor, providing invaluable support to other young carers who sought assistance from the young carers team through our peer mentoring project. Noah’s dedication and compassion shone through as he guided and uplifted his peers, creating a strong sense of community among young carers.

Four years late at just 18 years old, Noah made a seamless transition into becoming an adult volunteer with Carers Trust Solihull. He embraced the role of a befriender, continuing to make a positive impact on the lives of young carers. Throughout his involvement with Carers Trust Solihull, Noah has not only received support from the young carers team through clubs and respite activities, but he has also developed a robust network of professional and peer support.

Noah has emerged as a young leader, going above and beyond in his service to the community. Last year, Noah proudly represented both Carers Trust Solihull and the Shirley Lions Club as a Young Ambassador in the Lions Club International District competition. This experience further showcased his dedication and passion for making a difference in the lives of young people.

Noah’s nomination came from our own Rommelyn Jones, an individual who recognised Noah’s outstanding contributions to the community. 

The award ceremony took place in October, but Noah humbly kept it a secret from everyone, attending only with his mother. This accolade is a testament to his exemplary character and the immense value he brings to the young carers team.

On behalf of the entire team at Carers Trust Solihull, I would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Noah Anderson. We are incredibly proud of his accomplishments and the positive impact he has made on the lives of others. We hope that Noah takes pride in his well-deserved recognition and continues to inspire those around him.

Noah’s story serves as a powerful reminder of the incredible strength and resilience of young individuals who selflessly dedicate themselves to making a difference in the lives of others. Let us celebrate Noah’s achievements and be inspired to create positive change in our own communities.

If you would like to read more about this inspiring news and Noah’s journey, you can find the article here.

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