Over the last year Carers Trust Wales’ has led on key pieces of research for Welsh Government which have clearly shown that young and young adult carers need more support to have their voices and concerns recognised by professionals.
In Wales, too many young carers continue to feel lonely and isolated and this is having a negative impact on their mental health and wellbeing.
So, this year, for Young Carers Awareness Day, Carers Trust Wales will be supporting the #CareForMeToo campaign by working with our Youth Council and Network Partners to raise awareness with decision-makers and professionals about the importance of supporting young carers to live healthy and fulfilling lives.
How to get involved with #CareForMeToo
Young carers services and other professionals can check out #CareForMeToo for more information and resources to help you get involved in the campaign.
See our free resources to download and use on Young Carers Awareness Day 2019 including lesson ideas and classroom activities for teachers and other professionals who work with young carers.
Celebrating the Young Carers ID Card
Carers Trust Wales has been commissioned by Welsh Government‘s Ministerial Advisory Group for Carers to support them in the design and roll out of a national Young Carers ID Card. We will also be celebrating this step forward in the recognition of young carers on Young Carers Awareness Day.
Find out more about the Young Carers ID Card.
For more information, please email Carers Trust Wales.