Supporting Young Carer's Awareness Day

Published: 30/01/2020

We are proud to support Young Carer's Awareness Day today.

According to the Carer’s Trust, 1 in 5 secondary school children may be a young carer, looking after a parent, friend or relative. This may because of an illness, disability or drug or alcohol problem. Caring for another person at a young age can put a huge amount of stress and pressure on a child at the most important stage of their life.

This Young Carer’s Awareness Day, Carer’s Trust are launching their #CountMeIn Campaign to encourage education providers to recognise the impact that caring can have on a child or young person, and to ensure they receive the recognition and support they deserve.

Carer’s Trust is a major charity that works to support unpaid carers who are caring for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Their UK wide network of assured partners work to offer grants to help carers get the extra help they need to live their own lives.

You can get involved in the conversation on social media using the hash tag #CountMeIn and #YoungCarersAwarenessDay.

We are proud to support Young Carer’s Awareness Day. With 1 in 5 secondary school children thought to be caring for another, it’s so important that these young people are receiving the support and recognition they so greatly deserve. Please join us in spreading the word across your networks, in person and online, to raise awareness for this worthy cause.

Zoe, Care Manager