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. It's an annual event, led by Carers Trust, and this year it took place on 30 January 2020.

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 is calling 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

Young Carers Awareness Day 2020 resources

Our resources and our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram assets helped our supporters to get involved and campaign for greater support for young carers and their needs. 


Further information

Jake’s story

Previous awareness days

Since 2017 we have been running Young Carers Awareness Day. You can read about the themes, and successes of the previous days here.

Find out more