Young Carers Awareness Day
Young Carers Awareness Day is an annual event, led by Carers Trust, and is taking place on 30 January 2020. Every day across the UK thousands of young people help to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.
Recent research shows that one in five secondary school children may be a young carer. For many, their caring journey begins at a much younger age. Caring for someone can be very isolating, worrying and stressful. For young carers, this can negatively impact on their experiences and outcomes in education, having a lasting effect on their life chances.
For further information please follow this link to the Carers Trust website – https://carers.org/young-carers-awareness-day-2020