Young Carers Action Day

Young Carers Taking Action in Dundee

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Young Carers Action Day is a national event which raises awareness of young carers and the incredible contribution young carers make to their families and their local communities.

This year we would like to take this theme and focus on highlighting Dundee as a City where its young carers are identified, valued and celebrated and is a City where the voices of young carers are heard.

Picture showing only the torsos of young people in jeans and t shirts, holding hands against a yellow background.

What we are doing...

In Dundee young carers have driven substantial change in their schools, colleges, communities and across the country influencing how the Carers Act has been implemented locally and raising awareness of young carers and young carers rights – and reducing the potential social isolation experienced by young carers.

This year we would like to invite your organisation, school, business or community group to celebrate the achievements of young carers you work with or support in the City and share with us how your group or organisation contributed to the increasing awareness of young carers and their rights.

Each group who registers is invited to take part in a project which contributes to the aims of the Action Day and should work with young people to do at least one of the following:

  • Raise awareness of young carers in Dundee
  • Highlight young carers rights – in particular in your school or
    organisation
  • Share and celebrate your achievements as a group or organisation or
    school in raising awareness of and supporting carers

Young Carers Action Day list of events

We are excited to announce our list of events to celebrate Young Carers Action Day 2022!

From Wednesday 9 March a video to celebrate young carers in Dundee will be projected onto the Thorntons building in the city centre that will be shown every day until Young Carers Action Day.

On Saturday 12 March we will be hosting a Young Carers Awareness event along with other support services in the city square – everyone is welcome to pop along to take part in activities and find out more about young carers and support available to them.

On Wednesday 16 March everyone is invited to attend the V&A Dundee at a showcase event by young carers across the City that will be introduced by Young Carers Voice with special guests.

Who has pledged so far...

  • Our Lady’s RC Primary School
  • Baldragon Academy
  • Downfield Primary School
  • Harris Academy Cares Group
  • Balgarthno Young Carers (Camperdown Primary & St Clement’s Primary)
  • Dens Road Primary School
  • Downfield Primary School
  • Barnhill Primary School (Young Carers Group)
  • Eastern Primary School (Young Carers Group)
  • Forthill Primary School (Young Carers Group)
  • Craigie High Young Carers
  • Dundee Carers Centre Young Carers Voice
  • Partners in Advocacy Dundee
  • Braeview Academy (Young Carers Group)
  • Grove Academy
  • St Fergus Primary School (Young Carers Group)
  • Morgan Academy
  • Rosebank Primary School
  • St Mary’s Primary School
  • St John RC High School
  • High School of Dundee
  • The Corner
  • LGBT Youth Scotland Tayside – Allsorts of Spectrum Group
  • Showcase the Street 
  • Social Security Scotland 
  • Dundee & Angus ADHD Support Group 
  • Tayside School Nursing Service

Watch this short video of some pledges made so far...

YCAD pledge video by Dundee Carers Centre

Young Carers Awareness Event

Thanks to everyone who popped along or took part in our Young Carers Awareness event to celebrate Young Carers Action Day on Saturday 12 March at the city square.  

Carers of Dundee were joined by The Corner, Youth Employability Service, CLD Youth Work Team, and Partners in Advocacy who provided information to local people on support available to young carers in the city.

The balloon arch and foil letter ballons were from Balloons by Bella and selfie frame was from Made at 94.