Young Carers Action Day - 16 March
Young Carers Action Day 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, there have been some changes, including the name!
After some great conversations with young/young adult carers. 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.
So YCAD 2021 will be all about young carers’ futures. The theme is: Protect Young Carers' Futures.