St Julians School

Young Carers Awareness Day 2020

Young Carers Awareness Day on Thursday 30th January 2020 is to raise awareness of the challenges faced by young carers and campaigns for greater support for them.

We want the young carers in our school community to feel supported and have the confidence to talk to us if they need any further support.

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

Young Carers Awareness Day is an annual event, led by Carers Trust. It raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers and campaigns for greater support for them.

Caring for someone can be isolating, worrying and stressful. For young carers, this can negatively impact on their experiences of education, having a lasting effect on their life chances. Research shows that young carers do substantially less well than their peers in formal exams.

Carers Trust wants all young carers to get the help and support they need to do well in their education so that no young carer is left behind. That’s why we’ve launched the Count Me In! campaign.

What you can do to help

Everyone can: 

  • Visit Carers.org/YCAD2020 for more information about the Count Me In! campaign and to download a resource pack. 
  • Tweet your support using #YoungCarersAwarenessDay and #CountMeIn. Don’t forget to tag @CarersTrustWal
  • Tweet a school, local authority or politician that you think should be getting involved with the campaign. 
  • Write to your elected representatives to ask what they’re doing to support the campaign. Our online information will help you find out who your representative is and how to contact them.