Bluebird Care Cherwell & North Bucks is supporting Young Carers' Awareness Day 2019

Published: 22/05/2019

Bluebird Care Cherwell & North Bucks is supporting this year’s Young Carers' Awareness Day on 31st January which is organised by the Carers Trust.

Bluebird Care Cherwell & North Bucks is supporting this year’s Young Carers' Awareness Day on 31st January which is organised by the Carers Trust.

Young Carers' Awareness Day intends to identify and raise awareness of the important role of young carers, who are under the age of 18 and provide care to a family member who is physically or mentally sick, disabled or suffering from addiction. This year’s theme focuses on mental health.  

The Carers Trust is a UK organisation formed in 2011, with the aim of offering emotional and practical support to carers. The Trust also helps carers by providing access to education and employment, organising group support and social activities to help carers to share experiences and by offering advice and information.

Suzzanne Elgar, Director of Bluebird Care Cherwell & North Bucks, said:

“We are supporting Young Carers’ Awareness Day and we are encouraging our local community to acknowledge and support these young people and their families.

According to a recent census, there is around 10,000 young unpaid carers in the UK, some as young as five years old. Many of these children care round the clock, day-in day-out forgoing their own sleep, needs and missing out on their childhood.

More needs to be done to support these young people. Raising awareness and understanding could make a huge difference to young carers and their families’ lives and Bluebird Care is one hundred percent behind the campaign.”

Visit the Care Trust website to find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved: www.carers.org/news-item/young-carers-awareness-day-2019

Bluebird Care is a national provider of home and live in care, specialising in working with customers who live with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions. Bluebird Care work alongside their customers’ families, social services and the NHS to ensure each person receives the care they need.

Bluebird Care offers a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 30 minutes to full-day support. As well as personal care they also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.

For further details about Bluebird Care Cherwell & North Bucks call 01869 324293, email cherwell@bluebirdcare.co.uk or visit their website www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/cherwell-north-bucks