16th March 2021 is Young Carers Action Day – listen to some of our young Carers’ life experiences in the first of our monthly podcasts

To celebrate young and young adult carers on Young Carers Action Day 2021, we have released a special podcast titled: “Protecting our Futures: Skills young and young adult carers possess as a result of their caring roles.” 

This broadcast is the first in a series of Blackpool Carers’ monthly podcasts titled “Who Cares; A Young Carers podcast.”

CLICK HERE to listen.

Each monthly episode will see a group of young and young adult carers from Blackpool Carers, along with a special guest, discuss topics relevant to being a young person with a caring role.

Future Podcast release dates are:

  • 13th April
  • 11th May
  • 8th June
  • 6th July
  • 3rd August

Themes include “Stigmas attached to being a young / young adult carer”, “Future aspirations and barriers faced as a young/young adult carer” and “Resilience”.

Our podcasts aim to raise awareness of young and young adult carers including the challenges they face and how, by working together, we can help to make a better life for carers.

The whole series of podcasts will be hosted on Podbean https://www.podbean.com/ , a wide reaching national podcasting platform alongside being posted on our various social media platforms and our website.

So make sure you give it a listen for what is sure to be an interesting conversation.

What is Young Carers Action Day?

Young Carers Action Day (YCAD) is an annual event, organised by Carers Trust.

It has taken place over the last six years to raise awareness of young carers and the incredible contribution they make to their families and local communities.

Until now, YCAD stood for Young Carers Awareness Day. But following feedback from young carers, Carers Trust have made some changes, including the name!

They had some great conversations with young/young adult carers who said they wanted the day to be about their futures, highlighting the incredible skills they have developed through being a carer – like resilience, time-management and empathy.

These are all important skills, not just for young people moving into higher education  – but also for those looking to enter the workplace. What’s more, they are skills highly sought after by employers.

So YCAD 2021 is all about young carers’ futures with the theme of Protect Young Carers’ Futures.

 

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