News 15 Mar 2021

Young Carer Action Day – 16 March 2021

Young Carer Action Day
Tuesday 16 March

Young Carers Action Day, formerly known as Young Carers Awareness Day, is an annual campaign run by Carers Trust.  This year YCAD will be on Tuesday 16 March and the theme is ‘Protecting Young Carers Futures’

Carers of Dundee Virtual Hub

Dundee Carers Centre will host a Virtual Hub on Carers of Dundee Live on Tuesday 16 March at 11 am, they will also be joined by guests from The Corner, Children & Families, and a student from Abertay University.  This can be viewed on the Carers of Dundee Facebook page and will also be live-streamed to Carers of Dundee Twitter page.

Young Carers Wellbeing Boxes

This week will see the launch of Wellbeing Boxes organised by The Corner Dundee, 700 young carers have been identified across the City, and they will all receive a wellbeing box.

We understand that young people are increasingly worried about their future and some are facing many stresses during lockdown – we hope these boxes will shine a light in their darkness.

Caroline Miller - The Corner Dundee

A leaflet has also been developed to help families understand and identify a young carer, and we will hear what support is available to students at Abertay University.

Young Carers Action Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of the skills that all young carers have gained through their caring role journey. Many of these are emotional and practical but also have created lots of opportunities to being Young Carers Ambassadors within schools or achieving an award through Hi5 for example.

Kieran Drugan, Team Leader, Dundee Carers Centre

Becoming a young carer has helped with my confidence; being identified as a young carer and receiving the support from Dundee Carers Centre has opened up many opportunities for me that I wouldn’t have had before.

Young Carer

We hope that organisations and services are able to help support Young Carer Action Day.  If you would like more information, please get in touch with the communications team at [email protected]