Young Carer service providers from across the UK are being invited to apply for the prestigious Children and Young People Now annual awards – recognising innovative and outstanding work to support young carers.

Sponsored by Carers Trust for the second year running, the Young Carer Award recognises the service or initiative that has done the most to support children, young people or young adults up to 25 who are caring for a family member or friend with an illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction.
This includes supporting carers’ educational, health, social and emotional needs; helping carers who have previously been unidentified by services; and working with whole families to reduce inappropriate levels of caring.
There are a wealth of inspirational young carer services across the UK and Carers Trust is encouraging as many as possible to apply - receiving the recognition they deserve and showcasing learning and best practice in their field.
The Children & Young People Now Awards have become the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families. Now in their tenth year, these awards provide a great source of pride and recognition for all those who strive day in, day out, to improve the lives of others. They offer an opportunity to raise the profile of projects and initiatives to funders and the general public.

Who should enter?

Entries should focus on work that was launched, or is ongoing, between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015. Any organisation, setting or project, whether in the public, voluntary or private sector, can enter relevant work. However, where the work is delivered by a partnership of organisations, entries must list all the partners involved. Entries are invited from across the UK.
Please note that it is free to enter the Awards.
Closing Date
Friday 3rd July 2015
Awards Ceremony
Thursday 26 November 2015
The Hurlingham Club, London