Mile Cross Primary School has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, in recognition of their work to identify and support young carers.
Special Needs Educational Coordinator at Mile Cross Primary School, Eileen Maceachern said: “We are so excited to have been awarded the Carer Friendly Tick Award. We want our Young Carers to know that we’ll support them in any way we can and we think it will show them, and everyone else, how proud we are of them. We hope it will also raise awareness about the challenges that Young Carers can face.”
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 Mile Cross Primary 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 young 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.