Thursday 31 January marked Young Carers Awareness day, an initiative that is arranged by The Quilter Foundation’s headline partner, Carers Trust. The aim of Young Carers Awareness day is to highlight the challenges faced by young people because of their caring role, and to campaign for greater support for young carers and their needs. This year the focus was on mental health.
Young Carers Awareness day 2019
Young carers can often feel isolated, struggle with poor mental health and suffer with poorer education and employment opportunities in comparison to their peers. Our Young Carers Campaign aims to ensure individuals within our community are not left behind. Funds raised by Quilter employees have already helped 22 young carers across the UK receive driving lessons. In many cases these grants have given people living in remote locations a chance to gain independence and a skill that can make their lives a little easier.
Here at Quilter, we had activities across our UK offices to increase awareness and raise funds for the charity. The aim of the Quilter Foundation was to raise £5,000 on the day. This amount can provide tailored support to five young carers over the course of a year, guiding them in important life steps such as applying to university.
You can still donate if you want to, so please go to the Quilter Foundation just giving page.
To find out more please take a look at the Quilter Foundation pages on quilter.com.