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Congratulations to Marshland High School for receiving Carer Friendly Tick Award

Marshland High School in Wisbech has once again been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, in recognition of their continued work to identify and support young carers. The Carer Friendly Tick Award was originally developed for education by young carers from Caring Together’s Norfolk Young Carers Forum (NYCF) project. Applications from schools […]

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Creative opportunity for young people looking after a family member

If you are a young carer, the Royal Photographic Society and Action for Children invite you to get creative and take part in their ‘A young carer – life in focus’ project, where you will learn new things and get the chance to to show them what everyday life looks like for you. Photography is […]

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The Children’s Commissioner’s Attendance Audit – What it means for young carers

This week the Children’s Commissioner for England published the Voices of England’s Missing Children report. This followed the Attendance Audit which included a survey to all local authorities across the country and a deep-dive into 10 areas. Nearly 500 people, including over 300 children were spoken to. This was to find out more about why […]

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Calls for reforms to help improve support for young carers welcomed

Caring Together has welcomed the news that the Children’s Commissioner for England is calling for a range of measures to be put in place to help improve the early identification and support of young carers across the country. Proposals include calls for: A joined-up approach between schools, local authorities and other professionals such as health […]

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Carers – join the call for the Government to publish a support plan for unpaid carers

With Carers Week on the way from 6 – 12 June, Carers UK and six other UK national charities (Age UK, Carers Trust, MND Association, Rethink Mental Illness, Oxfam GB and The Lewy Body Society), are calling for the UK Government to publish a recovery and respite plan for unpaid carers. They want this to […]

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Norfolk sixth form college recognised for their support for carers

East Norfolk Sixth Form College has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award (Education), in recognition of their work to identify and support young adult carers. Jane Palmer, progress tutor and carer lead at East Norfolk Sixth Form College in Gorleston-on-Sea, said they were delighted to receive the award in recognition of their work […]

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Congratulations to Magdalen Gates Primary School for receiving Carer Friendly Tick Award

Magdalen Gates Primary School has once again been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, in recognition of their continued work to identify and support young carers. Chris Hutchinson, head teacher at Magdalen Gates Primary School said: “Many young carers are not recognised or are ‘hidden’ and may find it difficult to balance […]

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