Survey for Young Carers Awareness Day

Carers Trust have just launched a survey which they hope will generate a powerful news story to give to the media ahead of Young Carers Awareness Day 2017 which takes place on Thursday, 26 January. Next year’s event will focus on the dreams and aspirations of young carers.

The survey results will help Carers Trust to show that it is difficult for young carers to juggle caring alongside pursuing their dream job and career aims – and that by helping and supporting young carers now they stand a better chance of fulfilling their dreams in the future.

Researchers would like to hear from relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder

A team of researchers from Lancaster University, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool University and University College London are conducting some research on online resources, and would like to hear from relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder.

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Sheffield Make a Difference Awards

This year, as part of their 90th celebrations, Voluntary Action Sheffield is holding its first Sheffield Make a Difference Awards – the first of its kind to celebrate and acknowledge the amazing work of local Voluntary and Community Sector organisations, and the huge impact they have in our city.

Applications are now open to Sheffield organisations!

Carers missing out on online support

A new survey by Carers Trust, has found that many unpaid carers are missing out on online support because they simply don’t know it exists.

The survey found that more than half (56%) of unpaid carers surveyed don’t access online support. When asked why they didn’t access online support 43% said they didn’t know it existed.

Accessing online support can make a real difference to unpaid carers lives. More than half of the carers (53%) who did access online support said that it had made a difference to their lives. It provides an opportunity for carers who are isolated, or can’t leave the house much, to easily access support and also communicate with other unpaid carers.