Young Carers

Northamptonshire Young Carers Service

Northamptonshire Young Carers Service exists to help promote the health and wellbeing of young carers and their families.

We will work to make sure young carers are identified and recognised within our local community and help to prevent them taking on more responsibility than they should or could cope with. We aim to help them reduce feelings of isolation. We understand that young carers are individuals in individual families and have different needs.  We will allow young carers and their families a say in what our support will be with a focus on improving confidence and helping prevent the type of problems that young carer families may face.

We aim to promote an understanding of the balance needed between being a Carer and having an opportunity to have hopes and dreams that will in turn help young carers to fulfil their individual potential.

What is Young Carers Action Day?

  • An annual event organised by Carers Trust.
  • 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.

  • A call for more action to support young and young adult carers and give them the extra bit of help they need to live full and healthy lives.

  • A social media event with young and young adult carers all over the UK sharing images, messages and other content like videos, blogs and art.

    #YoungCarersActionDay has previously trended on Twitter!

What is the theme of Young Carers Action Day 2022?

Carers Trust met with young and young adult carers from across the UK who decided that the theme for 2022 is

Taking Action On Isolation!

  • Securing action to help address the isolation they experience as young and young adult carers.

  • having the right support in place, such as social opportunities, to give them a better chance  of succeeding in all parts of their lives. 

  • celebrate all the good practice taking place to provide access to support and services that helps prevent isolation among young and young adult carers. 

Northamptonshire Young Carers Service Approach this year?

We held a BIG NIGHT IN event on Zoom for young carers to attend to meet their peers, take part in some fun activities, and learn some ways to cope with isolation.

Activities included Laughter Yoga, Disco, visualisation and drawing our power bubbles, relaxing yoga, and a bed time story!

We also shared some quotes and videos put together by our Young Carer Champions Steering Group - see below for some of the content!

Social Media

We shared posts made by some of our Young Adult Carers on our social media accounts.

Facebook: @northamptonshireyoungcarerspage

Instagram: @northantsyoungcarers

Twitter: @NorthantsYCS

Here are some of the posts!