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Caitlin’s Wish
Young
Carers
Awareness
Presentation.
A young carer is a child/young person
under the age of 25 years old,
who helps to look after someone at home,
and takes re...
It might be a parent, sibling or family member
with:
A disability.
(Including invisible disabilities such as autism.)
A ...
There is a
hidden army
of
young carers
all around you.
So, what do Young Carers do?
Cooking.
Cleaning.
Laundry.
Washing dishes.
Tidying.
Making drinks.
Grocery shopping.
...
Washing, bathing , dressing the person
they look after.
Giving them their medication.
Running errands.
Managing the fa...
So what does it feel like to be a young carer?
How can we change this?
“Every school will have
young carers and just
one individual teacher or
support worker being
invol...
 ‘Accept me for who I am!’
I didn’t choose to be a young carer, but I am!
 ‘Be a good listener’…sometimes we just need s...
Make a
difference in
someone’s
life this
National Young
Carers
Awareness day
~28th January.
Many thanks to all the young carers and their
families who allowed me to use their photos to
raise awareness for young car...
Caitlins Wish Young Carers Awareness
Caitlins Wish Young Carers Awareness
Caitlins Wish Young Carers Awareness
Caitlins Wish Young Carers Awareness
Caitlins Wish Young Carers Awareness
Caitlins Wish Young Carers Awareness
Caitlins Wish Young Carers Awareness
Caitlins Wish Young Carers Awareness
Caitlins Wish Young Carers Awareness
Caitlins Wish Young Carers Awareness
Caitlins Wish Young Carers Awareness
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A powerpoint presentation to raise awareness of young carers. Helping children understand what it means to be a young carer, and how it feels to be a young carer.

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Caitlins Wish Young Carers Awareness

  1. 1. Caitlin’s Wish Young Carers Awareness Presentation.
  2. 2. A young carer is a child/young person under the age of 25 years old, who helps to look after someone at home, and takes responsibility for them.
  3. 3. It might be a parent, sibling or family member with: A disability. (Including invisible disabilities such as autism.) A long term illness. (Including invisible illnesses such as brain conditions.) A mental health condition. A drug or alcohol addiction.
  4. 4. There is a hidden army of young carers all around you.
  5. 5. So, what do Young Carers do? Cooking. Cleaning. Laundry. Washing dishes. Tidying. Making drinks. Grocery shopping. Looking after brothers and sisters. Translating (sign language & other languages.)
  6. 6. Washing, bathing , dressing the person they look after. Giving them their medication. Running errands. Managing the family budget. Emotional support. Keeping them safe, and helping them understand the world.
  7. 7. So what does it feel like to be a young carer?
  8. 8. How can we change this? “Every school will have young carers and just one individual teacher or support worker being involved can make a huge difference.” (The Princess Royal Trust for Carers) “Teachers need to be aware of our role and make a positive difference when this affects our punctuality, attendance or homework.” (Children in wales and the Young Carers network Info Leaflet 2012)
  9. 9.  ‘Accept me for who I am!’ I didn’t choose to be a young carer, but I am!  ‘Be a good listener’…sometimes we just need someone to listen to us.  ‘Be supportive.’ A kind word, a smile, a hug – all these help to make us feel better when we’re going through a tough time.  ‘Remember we are just like you, but with extra responsibilities.’ Makeadifference Make a difference for young carers….Top Tips.
  10. 10. Make a difference in someone’s life this National Young Carers Awareness day ~28th January.
  11. 11. Many thanks to all the young carers and their families who allowed me to use their photos to raise awareness for young carers. For more information, please go to www.caitlinswish.co.uk. Thank you.

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