This is where you’ll find everything you need to know about Young Carers Action Day (YCAD) 2022, which is taking place this year on 16 March.
You can check out our downloadable resources for Young Carers Action Day 2022. You’ll find resources both for young and young adult carers as well as teachers and professionals working with them.
And please remember to keep checking back in here to see new content as we add it.
Or you can check #YoungCarersActionDay on social media where we will announce new content as it’s added to the website.
Young Carers Action Day is an annual event, organised each year by Carers Trust.
It’s a day for raising public awareness of young carers and young adult carers, the pressures and challenges they face, and the incredible contribution they make by caring for their family members and friends.
It is also a day to call for more action to support young and young adult carers and give them the extra bit of help they need to live full and healthy lives.
The day attracts widespread participation and public attention. Each year Carers Trust secures widespread coverage of the day in both national and regional TV, radio and print media.
Young Carers Action Day also attracts huge social media engagement with young and young adult carers all over the UK, sharing images, messages and other content like video, blogs and art. In the last few years #YoungCarersActionDay has trended on Twitter!
Before deciding what the theme would be for Young Carers Action Day 2022, we spoke to young carers and young adult carers to ask them what they thought.
And they were very clear. They told us they wanted this year’s Young Carers Action Day to be all about securing action to help address the isolation they experience as young and young adult carers.
They highlighted how having the right support in place – such as regular short breaks from caring - can be really beneficial, giving them a better chance of succeeding in all parts of their lives.
We also want to celebrate all the good practice taking place to provide access to support and services that helps prevent isolation among young and young adult carers.
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 we need you!
We want to share and showcase all the great content we receive from young carers or young adult carers in the run up to Young Carers Action Day on 16 March - we'd love to hear from you!