Celebrate Young Carers Awareness Day
Thursday 26th January 2017
How can you & your school help Young Carers in St Helens?
A group of you could come together and do the following:
Host a cake sale in school
Sell raffle tickets /how many sweets in a jar
Bring and Buy
Bag packing at your local supermarket
Name the Young Carer Teddy for £1 a go
All money raised will help your local Young Carers Centre
If you would like to get involved and raise money for your local Young Carers Centre, please contact the Centre on 01744 677279 and ask for Ann-marie Leather (Young Carer School Involvement Officer).
(St Helens Young Carers Centre is an independent Charity that currently supports
over 550 Young Carers in St Helens)
How many Young Carers are there?
There are about 700,000 Young Carers in the UK (BBC 2010). However, there are many Young Carers who remain hidden
That’s about 1 in 12 secondary aged pupils.
There are likely to be young carers in every school and college.
There is anticipated to be over 2,500 Young Carers in St Helens (Scrutiny Report, 2013)