My Young Carers Action Day 2021

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Are you a young carer and a budding blogger or video-maker? Or perhaps a poet or artist looking to share your creative flair? If the answer to that is yes, then this page is for you!

This is where we are sharing and showcasing great content we receive from young carers or young adult carers in the run up to Young Carers Action Day on March 16. And if you’d like to share some content about being a young carer and your hopes and dreams for the future – whether that’s about going on to study or getting a job – then we’d love to hear from you.

Submitting content is easy. You can email your submission, or any questions you have, to ycad@carers.org. We can’t guarantee to publish everything we receive but we’ll try to share as much as we can.

Looking forward to seeing your content!

Videos

Kayleigh is one of our brilliant steering group members helping us to keep young and young adult carers at the heart of Young Carers Action Day. 

At Carers Trust, we recognise that young people with caring responsibilities can bring valuable skills to the workplace. So we decided to interview two young adult carers to find out more about the skills they can bring from their caring role into the workplace.

Local charity, Carers Support Centre (Bristol & South Gloucestershire), is raising awareness for Young Carers Action Day. Hear from three young people highlighting the incredible skills they have developed through being carers.

The YCAD Steering Group welcome everyone to Young Carers Action Day 2021.

Poems

Carers need to be cared for too - Georgina May Somers

Blogs

Read this blog written by Storm about being a young adult carer during a pandemic

Rebekah's story

Getting a job as a young adult carer - Bailey's story

Celina's story

Charlotte's story

Ruth's story

Rebecca's story

Kayleigh's story

Jennifer's story

Social media

Artwork

Olly cares for her brother Declan and his needs include Autism and Epilepsy. Through her journal, Olly wanted to let other carers know that it's hard work however also very rewarding and that Declan's needs don't define him - he is still her brother and acts no different.

News and articles

SW Londoner - Life of Young Carers During a Pandemic

The Sun - Unpaid carers at breaking point

ITV - Young Carers isolated and stressed by coronavirus lockdown

BBC News - Young carers' mental health 'deteriorating' in lockdown

Interview with Lydia (young adult carer) and Sefton Carers - BBC Merseyside

We need a plan to help young carers - Daily Express