Create x YCAD
During February 2022, in partnership with us, Create's professional artists led workshops in photography, dance and music with young carers from across the UK. The workshops will culminate in an online showcase on 16 March, Young Carers Action Day.
This year’s theme for YCAD is Taking Action on Isolation. In our survey of young and young adult carers , at least a third of respondents said their caring role resulted in them either ‘always’ or ‘usually’ feeling ‘worried’ (36%), ‘lonely’ (33%) or ‘stressed’ (42%).
The Create workshops were specifically designed to tackle these feelings of isolation by giving young carers the chance to develop their creative and social skills, build their confidence, meet other young carers, and express themselves.