One of the key ways that we improve services for carers is to raise awareness – of who carers are, the issues they have to cope with on a day-to-day basis, and what changes practitioners can make to make carers’ lives easier. Here is a taster of some of the work that we’ve been involved with recently.
Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees has shown his support for Young Carers.
New research by the BBC and Nottingham University has revealed that the number of young carers in England is almost five times higher than previously thought.
We are raising funds to provide fun activities for Young Carers, in order to take some ‘time out’ from their caring role. By supporting this event you will be giving young carers a part of their childhood back!
Bristol City Council has a statutory responsibility to provide a range of short breaks (previously known as respite).
You can raise funds for young carers.
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is holding an event called Young Minds Matter on October 10, 6pm – 8.30pm. Young Minds Matter is a new concept generated by young people, for young people to aid awareness, share experiences and promote positive mental health.
The event will take place during World Mental Health Day at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.
For more information on how to attend click here.
We have launched the Young Carers in Schools Programme. Can you help?
Young Carers Voice designed an accessible ‘young carer friendly’ summary.
They will make sure he considers their needs and carries their voices to strategic level.