Young Carers Awareness Day 2017

Young Carers Awareness Day is a national day of recognition for the UK's 700,000 young carers.

Pears Foundation - 26 January 2017

Young Carers Awareness Day is a national day of recognition for the UK's 700,000 young carers. This year’s theme is ‘When I grow up’ and is all about helping young carers to achieve their dream jobs and careers.

A new survey by Carers Trust has revealed that young carers are struggling to get the most out of their education and are in danger of not fulfilling their ambitions for the future due to their caring role. Young Carers Awareness day hopes to help people understand how difficult it can be for these young carers to achieve their aspirations unless they have the right support in place.

Visit Carers Trust’s website to see how you can get involved, and to find materials for schools.