What we did for young carers awareness day

Young Carers Awareness Day raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers and campaigns for greater support for them. It’s an annual event and this year it took 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

We launched some new promotional materials

Carers Trust Solihull have invested in some new young carers materials. This includes some vibrant pull up banners and our new leaflets.

New look young carers leaflet

New look young  adult carers leaflet

Touchwood Solihull treated young carers to some pizza

Saturday 1st February young carers raised awareness and funds at Solihull Moors

  • Raised funds  
  • Flag bearers and mascots  
  • Met some of the players 
  • Met some of the trustees in the boardroom 

Solihull young carers also had an announcement at half time and was in the match programme

Count Me In!

Through the Count Me In! campaign Carers Trust Solihull worked with compulsory education providers to do more to proactively identify young carers and to ensure that they receive the recognition and support they deserve.

On Young Carers Awareness Day supporters got involved on social media with #CountMeIn and #YoungCarersAwarenessDay.

What did we do with schools in Solihull

  • Solihull Sixth Form College – Wednesday 29th January
    • Presentation to Senior Leadership Team with 3 YACS
    • Drop-in and awareness raising session
  • Solihull College – Wednesday 29th January – Awareness Raising Stand at Woodlands Campus  in partnership with YMCA Sutton Coldfield
  • Solihull Sixth Form College – Thursday 30th January – Awareness Raising Stand and cake sale fundraiser – £31 raised
  • Solihull College – Thursday 30th January – Awareness Raising Stand at Blossomfield Campus 
  • Solihull College – Awareness Raising Article with YAC Katie Bladon
  • Yorkswood Primary School – YCiS meeting with Family Support Worker and Nurse from School Nursing Team
  • Olton Primary – Thursday 30th January – Hosting a picnic and games afternoon for young carers
  • Smiths Wood Academy – W/C 27th January – Assemblies with a YC presenting and guidance activities for pupils each morning
  • Alderbrook School – Assemblies – Tuesday 4th – Fri 7th Feb, Wednesday 4th March with 1 YAC presenting
  • John Henry Newman – Assemblies – Mon 10th – Fri 14th Feb

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