1 in 5 children of secondary school age are young carers and our youngest carer is only 5 years old!
Many are struggling due to their caring roles and may turn up for school late or have difficulty concentrating on their lessons. We can visit your school during assemblies to raise awareness of young carers and offer support to pupils with existing caring responsibilities.
Blackpool Carers hold special event for professionals at Beaverbrooks House on Young Carers Awareness Day, which is held in January each year. Professionals can meet with some of our young carers, to find out how they can offer support.
We also run our Schools’ Super Snap Competition where pupils donate £1 to ‘dress up’ to raise awareness of young carers in their school. The fun photographs taken are shared on social media using #YCADSuperSnap. Our mascot Rocco and staff at Beaverbrooks House will choose the best photograph. The winning school will receive a trophy plus a visit from Rocco himself!
We very much appreciate how children and young people in our community want to get involved in all sorts of fun ways to help others who are less fortunate than themselves.
We’ve got lots of ideas about how you can fundraise in the classroom, from dress down days to treasure hunts, we have activities that pupils of every age group will find fun and engaging. We’re on hand to offer tips and advice, plus we’ll try our best to visit your school… along with Rocco of course.
After your event, we’ll present you with a thank you poster so that everyone involved can see how much you have raised.
If you would like a talk, assembly, or more information, please contact Kerry Dalton, Young Carers’ Lead on 01253 393748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org