Are You Aware We Care?
6-part series, profiling the work of young carers, hearing their stories, giving them a voice and learning about the daily challenges at different stages of life.
6x 30min, by The Useful Media Company, starts May 2021
There is a “hidden army” of 175,000 young carers in the UK. This series will follow six young and young-adult carers through a day, hearing their stories, giving them a voice and learning about the daily challenges at different stages of life.
We’ll uncover their feelings, and find out what help they need to achieve. We’ll talk to the people around them to see how different their lives are compared to peers, and hear from schools and unearth what additional support they might or might not receive, discovering how well known and understood their situation is.
These young people are so inspirational, and so articulate. They have had to grow up quickly with their voices, like their role as carers, often hidden from the world around them. This series will raise the profile of young carers and encourage listeners, schools, agencies, councils and the government to engage in conversation.
There are eight broadcast partners attached to the project, but the producer is making the programmes available to any Community Radio station that wishes to broadcast it
The series will broadcast in May/June 2021, and culminate at The Children’s Society’s Young Carers Festival.