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Young Carer Action Day 2022 – Taking action on isolation

It’s that time of year again! Young Carer Action Day (YCAD), run by Carers Trust, is on 16 March 2022 and this year the theme is ‘taking action on isolation’. This is a subject that is close to our hearts as we believe in helping every young carer feel like they are not alone in their caring role. YCAD is a national day held each year in the hope of raising awareness of the issues faced by young carers. In this blog, we hope to help you to take action on isolation and think of ways to help other young carers to feel less isolated too.

How can you take action on isolation for young carers?

Start the conversation

By speaking out about your role as a young carer this can help you get support but also help others to share their stories too. Not only will you have access to support from your school/college, local young carer organisation and local council, but you will be helping other young carers around you to feel more confident in speaking out.

Phoebe, one of the young carers we spoke to ahead of YCAD this year, said “talk to friends who listen and talk to someone you trust at your school”.

Share something positive that has happened to you

When we celebrate and pay attention to the positive things that young carers experience, this can help encourage others to do the same. Carers Trust created this example that you could recreate:

Share your positive experiences with us on social media: Facebook @YACWiltshire, Twitter @YACbook

How have we taken action on isolation for young carers?

We have created a video to help to raise awareness of young carers everywhere. We hope that by spreading this far and wide, more young carers will be able to identify themselves as well as be supported by their school/college and other organisations.

More resources

We have resources and information for young carers which you can find here.

Teacher, professional or parent? We have resources and information here.

You can also find downloadable materials for your school or college here.

We are here for you to support you in your caring role. Call us on 0800 181 4118 or contact us here.