Wymondham High Academy has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, in recognition of their work to identify and support young carers.
Wymondham High teacher, Ms Sparrow, said: “We were keen to renew our Carer Friendly Tick Award to show that we have continued to work hard to maintain and improve the support available for our young carers. We were over the moon to find out that we have achieved our goal! Working towards the friendly tick criteria every couple of years has really helped us focus our efforts on supporting young carers and raising awareness amongst students, staff and governors without resting on our laurels, and we hope to make even more progress before the next renewal!”
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.”
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 Nor
folk, 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.