Young Carers Action Day is an annual event, organised each year by Carers Trust.
It’s a day for raising public awareness of young carers and young adult carers, the pressures and challenges they face, and the incredible contribution they make by caring for their family members and friends.
It is also a day to call for more action to support the young and young adult carers and give them the extra bit of help they need to live full and healthy lives.
A young carer is a person under the age of 18 who is looking after a family member with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue.
Young carers help by shopping, preparing meals, providing emotional support as well as countless other essential tasks, that often simply wouldn’t get done without their support. All of this can take a huge toll on a young person with many feeling isolated and unable to find the time to hang out with their friends or do any of the things that young people would typically be getting up too.
Carers Link Lancashire is an independent registered charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee whose aim is to support unpaid carers across the boroughs of East Lancashire. You can find more information about Carers Link Lancashire and the support available for young people at: Carers Link Lancashire/Services/Young Carers Support