Supporting young carers and their families
Events and training
We run conferences and events for professionals working with young carers and their families across the country. We also provide bespoke training and support. For more information about our events please contact us.
Young Carers Research and Hidden Photo Exhibition
You are invited to the launch and a viewing of 'Hidden', our compelling portrait exhibition telling the real story of England's young carers on 24th February at the University of Birmingham.
The afternoon session of this event includes the launch of research that has reviewed the numbers of young carers across England and the on-going challenges of identifying them. The research provides a framework for renewed action in light of the new legislation and Rights for young carers and their families.
Spaces are limited so please RSVP to reserve your place.
Last YCiF Champion Hub Event Training
We have sadly had to postpone our hub days planned for 19th-20th February 2016 due to not reaching the numbers needed to run this event.
We are really disappointed to have to cancel these again as through consultation with project workers and young people over the past couple of years, these hub days have been asked for. We really want to meet the needs of the young carers and those who are interested in attending these days.
Therefore if your young carer champions are interested in coming to the Influencing Change/ Being Well hub days please let me know ASAP so we can work with you to provide this in a suitable location and at a convenient date next year.
Making a step change for young carers and thier families: Putting it into practice - Conference on 2nd March 2016
To reserve your place, please fill out the booking form and email us.
Hidden is a compelling portrait exhibition that tells the story of England's 166,000 young carers - the official figure that's just the tip of the iceberg. The exhibition launched in February in London at gallery@oxo, and will be touring throughout England.
Award-winning photographer, and former young carer, Max Alexander captures the resilience, determination and aspiration of 24 children and teens who care for a loved one. The launch of the exhibition gained huge support - with over 2,000 people visiting in ten days - and now the Big Lottery funded Young Carers in Focus (YCiF) programme is sharing the powerful portraits and stories from young carers in galleries, events and public spaces across the country. The aim is to make sure the experiences of young carers do not remain hidden from society.
The Hidden Exhibition will visit the following areas in 2016:
Warrington - January 4-31, Warrington Museum & Gallery
Coventry and Birmingham - February 1-29, venues to be confirmed
Luton - March, venues to be confirmed
Peterborough and Cambridge - April 4-10, venue to be confirmed
Guildford - April or May, venues to be confirmed
Winchester - June & July, Winchester Cathedral