#WeCareToo is an innovative campaign created by a group of young adult carers to generate change in Newcastle by helping more 18-25 year olds with a caring role know about the support available to them.
All of the young adult carers involved in developing #WeCareToo receive support from us. They feel their lives would have been very different if they had received support sooner. This inspired them to raise awareness about the information, advice and support that is available for carers so that other people in similar situations can get help.
As part of the #WeCareToo campaign, young adult carers were involved in creating a series of animations. They worked with design agency, Sail Creative, who transformed the groups exciting ideas into animations in order to share their real-life caring experiences.
The young adults launched the animations at an event in Newcastle they planned and organised: #WeCareToo Young Adult Carers Awareness Event. At the event young adult shared their real-life experiences to help more people understand what it is like to have a caring role as a young person. See what happened at the event by watching our video We are here… but are you? #WeCareToo.
The young adults hope to see positive changes through the use of the animations, including greater recognition of carers and improved early identification:
Read our #WeCareToo impact report
#WeCareToo Campaign Information Pack
If you’re a professional working in Newcastle, or a local business or organisation, we have leaflets and posters available, in addition to digital resources that you can share via your website and social media platforms:
If you would like any more posters or resources, we have lots available, so please email [email protected]
Who is a carer?
A carer is anyone who provides unpaid support to a friend or family member who is ill, disabled, has mental ill health or is misusing drugs or alcohol, and could not manage without help. There are approximately 7 million unpaid carers in the UK. 1 in 12 young adults in Newcastle have a caring role and often struggle with no support. Find out more about who is a carer.
Read our Caring and Sharing Blog – carers share their caring experiences.
The #WeCareToo campaign has been funded and supported by NHS England North Regional Safeguarding and Quality Team.