Young Carers’ Awareness Day (YCAD)

Each year, Young Carers’ Awareness Day (YCAD) is held to raise public awareness of the challenges faced by young people because of their caring role. This year the theme is ‘Count Me In!’. National charity, Carers Trust, of which Hartlepool Carers is a network partner, is calling on compulsory education providers to do more to proactively identify young carers and to ensure that they receive the recognition and support they deserve.

Hartlepool Carers will hit the road to deliver all Schools in Hartlepool, information to support Young Carers in Schools throughout the year.

Packs will include information including:

  • Signs to look out for
  • How to support young carers
  • How Hartlepool Carers can support you

We would be delighted to work with any school in Hartlepool and offer our time for free to train the whole school in becoming Young Carer Aware.