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Young Carers Awareness Day

Young Carers Awareness Day, Friday 31st January 2020. ‘Wear something Yellow’ to support young people who care.

Young Carers are children and young people under the age of 19, who help to look after or support a member of their family due to one or more of the following: Physical or learning disability, Mental illness, Physical illness, Drug and / or alcohol problems, Autism, Dementia or Long term illness / condition.

The person the Young Carer looks after might be their parent, a sibling, a grandparent or any other person living in the family home. They may look after that person by themselves or could help someone else, they may not even have a physical caring role but offer emotional support to their loved one. Many young people don't even realise they that they are a Young Carer.

To celebrate Young Carers Awareness Day on Friday 31st January, we ask that your child wears something yellow to school. We will be holding an assembly to talk about the subject with the children. If you would like to make a suggested contribution of 50p to support the Young Carers charity, please give money to the class teacher on the day.

This is a country wide celebration led by the Carers Trust to enable Young Carers to step forward and take recognition for the work that they do.

If you feel that a young person in your family home is a Young Carer, please inform the School office or use the contact information below. This will enable us and Carers of Barking and Dagenham to offer support, advice and opportunities for Young Carers to take part in fun and exciting activities.

Website: www.youngcarerscentre.org.uk/node/414

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Address: 334 Heathway, Dagenham, RM10 8NJ.

If you want to call before making a referral to ask any questions, please feel free to do so on: 0208 593 4422 and ask to speak to a member of the Young Carers Team.