Awareness Day is a national day of recognition for the 700,000 young
carers in the UK who work around the clock providing care and support to
family and friends.
Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who
provide unpaid care to a family member who is physically or mentally
ill, disabled or misuses substances.
is excited to have in the pipeline some fantastic new research and a
creative social media campaign which we will be sharing as the big day –
28 January 2016 – approaches.
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.https://www.carers.org