Young carers were excited to be at the launch of the Youth Manifesto on Saturday 16th October when for the first time, young carers had their own priorities and their own section of the Manifesto. 71 young carers told their story of the impact of being a young carer and what support would help the most.
You can read the full report here: https://www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org/media/703970/Herts-1125-Manifesto-2015-YoungCarers.pdf
In short young carers said they wanted:
- A named worker in every school
- More awareness and understanding of young carers and the challenges they face
- A local place to meet other young carers
The Young Carers Council will continue to press for these changes. If you are a young carer and would like to be involved in deciding the priorities for next year’s manifesto please get in touch via: