What is the Youth Advisory Panel at Carers Trust?

The Youth Advisory Panel is a UK-wide collective of young carers and young adult carers aged between 13 and 25. Members will be part of making decisions about how Carers Trust is run, what Carers Trust should focus on and do to make life better for young carers and young adult carers, and deciding whether what we have been doing so far has worked well.

Any young carer or young adult carer aged 13 to 25 can join the group. Once you join, you will hear about different ways to get involved. You will be able to choose what you want to take part in, depending on what you’re interested in and how much time you have available.

The Youth Advisory Panel will get involved in priority areas of our young/young adult carer work including the Young Carer Survey and Young Carers Action Day.

Led by two co-chairs, the Youth Advisory Panel will work together to:

  • make sure that the Panel is fair and that young/young adult carers from all backgrounds feel included.
  • make sure that all young/young adult carers have a voice within the Panel and can get the support they need to take part.
  • speak with other young/young adult carers about the issues that affect them, the things they want and need and the change they want to see.
  • challenge Carers Trust to do things in new ways to make sure we are making a difference for young/young adult carers.

We think that the Youth Advisory Panel will meet about six times a year with each meeting lasting up to two hours. There will also be opportunities to attend events such as young carer festivals and residential weekends.

Want to join the Youth Advisory Panel?

You can join the Youth Advisory Panel by filling in this short form.  Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you!