Young Carer Involvement
Help us build Carer Friendly Communities!
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
This year the Young Carers Council will be hosting a cake & coffee morning for members of the public, to raise awareness and funds for young carers in Hertfordshire. Please bring along your friends and family to support this event:
Saturday 11th June
10.30 am – Midday
The Forum, Ibis Hotel, Danestrete, Stevenage, SG1 1EJ
If you would like to hear more about Carers Week and find other events near you, then please visit www.carersweek.org
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:
Take the Young Carer Challenge
Wednesday 28th October 2015
St Albans, 10.00am – 4.00pm
(Each young carer must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Come along as a family and enjoy the day, telling us how we can support you and what makes a real difference! The day will include fun family challenges where prizes will be awarded to the families who together, have the most fun and are the most creative.
If you would like to attend, please call 01992 58 69 69 or email email@example.com
We are working with Herts 1125 to produce a specific section of the Hertfordshire Young Peoples Manifesto about Young Carers. The top two priorities for young carers are:
1. Supporting Young Carers in School: How this can be done considerately, the need for young carers to access support and information in schools.
To have your say, complete the survey here: http://www.mi-event.info/event/ycsupportinschool
2. Local Young Carer support groups: What is the need for local support groups, what are the benefits to young carers and what would they like available.
To have your say, complete the survey here: http://www.mi-event.info/event/ycsupportgroups