Heather Avenue Infant School, Norwich, has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, in recognition of their work to identify and support carers.
The school commented, “We are delighted to have been awarded the Carer Friendly Tick Award. It is so important to us to get to know our young carers and their families to find the best ways to support them.
“Young carers fulfil an incredible role for their loved ones and we feel that they should be acknowledged and supported, as we believe they are superheroes!”
Andy McGowan, head of carer services at Caring Together, said, “With three in five of us likely to be a carer at some stage in our lives we are seeing more and more organisations in our communities recognising the importance of identifying and supporting carers of all ages.
“We are very pleased to see Heather Avenue Infant School now 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 makes a real difference to carers.”
Caring Together works to help raise the awareness of carers awareness 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.