Young Carers Action Day Workshop

Our online event is an exciting opportunity to hear from young carers in Newcastle.

Young carers will share their caring experiences to help you gain an understanding of young carers’ situations. You will also receive information about how you can identify and support young people with a caring role. 

What will you get from taking part?

  • A greater understanding of who is a young carer
  • Improved awareness of what young carers do and how to spot when a child has a caring role
  • Information about the support available in Newcastle to support carers, e.g. groups, advice, grants, and bursaries
  • Increased confidence when talking to carers about their needs
  • Know-how for referring a young person to get support

This is your chance to take action to support young carers on Young Carers Action Day 2021.
Sign up for our online event here 

Why sign-up?

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen more young people taking on a caring role than ever before. Young carers are children and young people who look after someone who has an illness, disability, mental health illness, or addiction who could not manage without support. We need your help to identify carers to ensure they get the right help and support. This event can help you to know what to look for.

 

Young Carers Action Day

 

#YoungCarersActionDay takes place on Tuesday 16 March. It is an annual event led by Carers Trust  and aims to raise awareness and call for action to increase support for young people with caring responsibilities

This year’s theme focuses on ‘Protect Young Carers’ Futures’ – making sure that all young carers and young adult carers get the support they need to go after their dreams.

There will be a special focus on young carers and young adult carers futures by highlighting the skills they have developed through being a carer – like
resilience, being able to adapt, problem solving and empathy.

Young Carers Action Day is about action and delivering change for young people with caring responsibilities, such as calling on employers to recognise and understand young carers and young adult carers’ skills in the workforce.

Find out more about Young Carers Action Day and how to get involved.

On Young Carers Action Day connect with us on social media, we will be sharing lots of content on the day.