Young Carers Awareness Day 2018

It’s official! The next Young Carers Awareness Day will be held on Thursday, 25 January 2018.

Watch this space, as over the coming weeks the latest information will get posted on and letting you know how you can get involved.

If you’re planning to take part, why not tweet and let us know @CarersTrust using the hashtag #YoungCarersAwarenessDay2018


Young Carer Case Studies

These young carer stories are designed to be used with the other resources produced for Young Carers Awareness Day.
The following four stories are either real, or based on the real story of a young carer.

Danny’s story

Danny, is 16 years old and a young adult carer who cares for his mum and cousin. Danny has been a carer for a year and it changed his life overnight. Before, he could go out with his friends most days but now he often can’t go out because he has
to help his mum, make the dinner and tidy up, and make sure his mum takes her medicine. When people ask him:  ‘If you had the chance not to be a young carer would you?’ he always replies: “No, because it’s a fab bond between me and my mum and I wouldn’t change it for the world.” Danny also cooks dinner for his cousin who is blind but Danny doesn’t always find cooking very easy. Danny has had support from his local young carers service. Getting to know other young carers who are in similar situations has really helped him.

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