Young Carers Awareness Day – 30 January 2020
Everyday across the UK thousands of young people help to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.
Young Carers Awareness Day is an annual event, organised and led by Carers Trust, to raise awareness of challenges faced by young carers and to campaign for greater support for them.
Recent research shows that one in five secondary school children may be a young carer. For many, their caring journey begins at a much younger age.
Caring for someone can be very isolating, worrying and stressful. For young carers, this can negatively impact on their experiences and outcomes in education, having a lasting effect on their life chances.
Bromley Well is urging local schools and colleges to make sure young carers count- the Bromley Well Team will be visiting schools to talk to staff and pupils, raising awareness about the challenges faced by young carers. To find out more and to help Bromley Well raise awareness of young carers visit https://www.bromleywell.org.uk/news/countmein-on-young-carers-aw/
If you work with young people and want more information on how you can support young carers or if you are a young carer yourself and would like support visit https://carers.org/article/getting-support-if-you-are-young-carer-or-young-adult-carer