We're proud and delighted our online community Babble won the Young Carer Award at last night's Children & Young People Now Awards.

Babble is a place for young carers aged under 18 where they can chat with other young carers, share experiences and get information or advice in a fun and safe environment.

The Children & Young People Now Awards are the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families. These prestigious awards provide a great source of pride and recognition for all those who work so hard to improve the lives of others.

It meant a lot for Babble to be acknowledged in a room full of people dedicated to delivering services of the highest standards to improve the lives of children and young people - and that the vital work all young carers services do is recognised with an award.

Thanks to The Queen's Trust for funding the Babble community and making it possible for us to extend out support to young carers online.

You can catch up on the action from last night's award ceremony on Twitter using the hashtag #CYPnowAwards.

Our online support and communities

This has been a successful week for our online services as Carers.org also made the shortlist for the Good Web Guide's Charity Website of 2016. 

While World Veterinary Service triumphed it was fantastic for Carers Trust to be a finalist, especially as we re-launched our website earlier in 2016.

Find out more about Babble, Matter and Carers Space:

  • Matter - is a community for young adult carers aged 16-25, where you can share your thoughts and experiences in a safe online space and find or give support.
  • Carers Space - a place for carers aged 18 and over, where they can connect with other carers, share your thoughts and concerns and ask for advice and support from people who understand.