Young Carers Action Day 2021

We've renamed Young Carers Awareness Day! On Young Carers Action Day 2021 we'll be asking people to take action to support young carers. 

From 2021 onwards we will also be holding Young Carers Action Day in March. And Young Carers Action Day 2021 will take place on 16 March 2021.

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Young Carers Awareness Day 2020

Thank you to everyone who took part in Young Carers Awareness Day 2020.

Young Carers Awareness Day raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers and campaigns for greater support for them. Led by Carers Trust, in 2020 it took place on 30 January.

Every day across the UK thousands of young people help to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

Recent research shows that one in five secondary school children may be a young carer. For many, their caring journey begins at a much younger age. Caring for someone can be very isolating, worrying and stressful. For young carers, this can negatively impact on their experiences and outcomes in education, having a lasting effect on their life chances.

Count Me In!

Through the Count Me In! campaign Carers Trust called on compulsory education providers to do more to proactively identify young carers and to ensure that they receive the recognition and support they deserve.

On Young Carers Awareness Day our supporters got involved on social media with #CountMeIn and #YoungCarersAwarenessDay.

Have a look at just some of the impact of Young Carers Awareness Day 2020.

1 in 5 secondary school children may be a young carer

Further information

  • For queries about Young Carers Awareness Day which took place on 30 January 2020 email
  • For information about Young Carers Awareness Day in Scotland email
  • For queries about Young Carers Awareness Day in Wales email