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Today is Young Carers Action Day

March 16, 2021

This annual event, organised by Carers Trust, has taken place over the past six years to raise awareness of young carers and the contribution they make to their families and local communities.

“When we spoke to young and young adult carers they were really clear that Young Carers Action Day must be about action and delivering change for young and young adult carers,” explains the Carers Trust.
“This is why we are developing actions that young and young adult carer groups can take to engage with employers. This includes calling on employers to recognise and understand young and young adult carers’ skills so they are much more likely to recruit them. The Carers Trust team will be calling on decision-makers to develop new national action plans for children and young people with caring responsibilities – which must address education, employability and health and wellbeing.

We know a small number of people with M.E. rely on young family members as carers – we are here for them and anyone who needs information and support about any aspect of living with or looking after someone with M.E.

Young carers can also find lots of resources on the Carers Trust website.