Young Carers Action Day, previously known as Young Carers Awareness Day, takes place every year to raise awareness of young carers and the wonderful things they do for their families and loved ones and the amazing impact this has on their communities.
This year the focus of the day is “Protecting young carers futures.”
It will recognise the skills that young people gain from being a young carer but will also focus on ensuring that young carers have the same access to opportunities as their peers.
With that in mind Centre 33 will be introducing their Young Carers Advisory Board. The young carers representatives that have formed the board will work closely with schools and Centre 33 across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to help shape young carers futures by giving young carers a voice, and help to shape the support that they receive and how this is provided.
Young Carers Advisory Board representatives will allow young carers voices to be heard, support confidence building and encourage young carers to shape their services and key messages. Centre 33 want the advisory board to have a direct impact on the how their service is built in the future and the support that it offers to young carers, ensuring it is more meaningful and relevant to their needs. The board currently has 23 members from the age of 8–18 and they held their first meeting on Saturday 30th January.
They will be celebrating young carers for the whole week, 15th March – 19th March and highlighting some of the challenges that young carers face. We hope you will join us in raising awareness of young carers.
Centre 33 provide assessments and support to all young carers across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – you can click here to find out more about Centre 33, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – @Centre33camb.