Every day across the UK hundreds of thousands of young people help to look after

someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

 

Young Carers Awareness Day is an annual event, led by Carers Trust. It raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers and campaigns for greater support for them.

 

Caring for someone can be isolating, worrying and stressful. For young carers, this can

negatively impact on their experiences of education, having a lasting effect on their life chances. Research shows that young carers

do substantially less well than their

peers in formal exams.

 

Carers Trust wants all young carers to get the help and support they need to do well in their education so that no young carer is left behind. That’s why we’ve launched the Count Me In! campaign.

 

Visit www.carers.org/YCAD2020 for more information about the Count Me In! campaign and to download a resource pack.