Posted on Mon 08 Feb 2021 at 12:03 by Katie Blakemore
I hope everyone has had a relaxing weekend and have woken up with great energy for the week ahead!
I'm excited to let you know that I'm currently working with the Student's Union to put together online events to celebrate Young Carers Action Day; to spread awareness and celebrate the role of Young Carers and bring light to what this role actually entails.
Young Carers are below the age of 18, according to the NHS, however, after the age of 18 this doesn't mean their caring duties stop. Young Carers Action Day now involves young carers up to the age of 18, and 18-25.
"YCAD 2021 will be all about young carers’ futures. The theme is: Protect Young Carers' Futures."
The theme of protecting Young Carers futures is perfect for university students as it enables those who need it to have a conversation about their rights as a carer and how they can make the most of their future after graduating.
For more information you can visit: https://carers.org/young-carers-action-day-2021/young-carers-action-day-2021#:~:text=This%20is%20where%20you'll,place%20on%20March%2016%202021.
If you ever have questions, queries, or problems I encourage you to get in touch via my email - Katie.Blakemore@wlv.ac.uk