News for young carers


Young Carers Forum

The Young Carers Forum enables Young Carers who are interested in making a difference about the issues that affect them to come together, share their ideas and have their say in how the Young Carers Service develops. If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch.


Young Carers Action Day

Young Carers Action Day will take place on 13 March 2024. The theme will be Fair Futures For Young Carers.

Caring for a friend or family member should not be a barrier to learning, earning or being able to participate and get on in life. We will therefore once again be asking local services to pledge their support for young carers.


Break from Caring Programme

Our programme for January to March 2024 will be emailed to all registered young carers soon. It will include Ninja Warrior, Karele Horse Riding and Trumberbone Street Band sessions.


Helpful Videos

Carers Trust Media Ambassadors recently launched their 2023 film at Carers Parliament. The Media Ambassadors are a group of young carers, aged 16 to 18, who have taken part in filmmaking training over the summer and attended the festival to create films on issues important to them.

This year, the group have created 4 films around the themes of transitions, mental health support, financial support and greater awareness of who young carers are. The group have done a fantastic job.


Scottish Young Carers Festival

This year we attended for 2 full days, with some of our young people camping overnight.

Two young people showing off their stylish hair braids and face paint