South Norfolk Youth Advisory Board (SNYAB) has once again been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Communities, in recognition of their continued work to identify and support carers.
Harry Town, director at MTM Youth Services CIC said, “The SNYAB applied for the Carer Friendly Tick Award as they are proud of the work they do to improve the awareness of young carers and to recognise the support they require.
“The young commissioners agreed that it was a worthwhile award to aim for, and are delighted to have achieved it.
Andy McGowan, head of engagement at Caring Together, said: “Community projects that take the initiative to identify and support young carers who use their services is hugely important and makes a real difference to their lives.
“Therefore, we are very pleased to see the SNYAB having their work to identify and support young carers recognised by the Carer Friendly Tick Award. We want to congratulate them on this and to thank them for the work that they are doing which brings real benefits to young carers and their families.”
Caring Together works to help raise the awareness of carers in the community with health, social care and education professionals, and employers.
The Carer Friendly Tick Award was originally developed for education by young carers from Caring Together’s Norfolk Young Carers Forum (NYCF) project. The success of this meant the awards have been rolled out across Norfolk, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire to now include community, health and employer awards.
These recognise the valuable work done in identifying and supporting carers carried out by each type of organisations. The Carer Friendly Tick is a set of standards which were designed with carers, and which are assessed entirely by carers.