Young Carers Awareness Day: 28th January 2016 | Videos: Babble | Young Carers in Schools | Wendy Storer : Bring Me Sunshine (Book) Giveaway |
Save The Date: On Thursday the 28th of January 2016 is Young Carers Awareness Day!!
This day will highlight the incredible work of 700,000 young carers in the UK (under the age of 18) and new research from Carers Trust that will help young carers. According to Carers Trust;
“We want to use Young Carers Awareness Day to get everyone talking about the thousands of carers who are so often unidentified, and who miss out on vital services and support they are entitled to. We aim to communicate who young carers are, what they do and what they have missed out on in their childhoods as a result of their caring role. With the general awareness and understanding of young carers increased, children and young people with caring responsibilities should then be more easily identified and helped, along with their families, to access the right support.”
To read more about YCAD and how to get involved, please click here.
Also listen to the Carers Trust and The Children’s Society: Young carers in Schools Webinar 1 , Webinar 2 and Webinar 3 . The Webinar was hosted by Jess Hill, the Schools Policy & Development Officer at Carers Trust.
** My lovely friend Wendy Storer will be having a giveaway/ free Kindle download of her amazing book “Bring Me Sunshine” for YCAD. She has been a great support of Carers, she donated ‘BMS’ and a surprise addition of her second book ‘Where Bluebirds Fly’ for my Sincere Christmas Giveaway.** Can’t wait for her new book ‘How to be Lucky’.