The Young Carer service continues to support Young Carers with their caring role and help to build on their confidence and resilience to enable them to realise their own potential. Following on from Young Carer Action Day (YCAD) in March this year, CPY are proud of how Schools and Youth Voice Work has developed over recent months.
Carers Plus Yorkshire have used YCAD as the catalyst to make it a mission to raise the profile of Young Carers in schools within the forth coming 23/24 academic year.
Over the Summer term we targeted school assemblies and staff training, delivering powerful presentations to approx. 1000 young people and training to over 70 school staff.
From this our Youth Voice Group have begun their work on the development of a Young Carer in Schools Charter which provide the locality schools with a basic check list of what they need to be doing in school to better support the needs of carers.
This work is all youth led by our wonderful Young Carer Ambassadors, and the team simply facilitate their information to bring together the change that is needed.
Over the coming months young carers will still meet with the intention of creating a visual footage through social media platforms to be able to present their charter in secondary schools from September.
We recognise that it is the voice and representation of those young people with lived experiences that is so powerful.
We are currently recruiting a team of Young Carer Ambassadors who will develop and take on the role of supporting other young people who may be impacted by caring for someone. They play an integral role in the support offered to their peers in schools and colleges and will support the CPY team in the delivery of assemblies, training & events, as well as mentoring young carers in schools.
To find out more about the Young Carer service you can visit our website page here – or give us a call / email for any more information.
T: 01723 850155 / 01609 780872