Greater Manchester Higher Young Carers Day

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:25:00 GMT

On 25 January, national Young Carers Awareness Day, the University hosted the first Greater Manchester Higher Young Carers Day; a day designed to celebrate young carers in our local area. Over 100 young carers from Greater Manchester came on to campus to take part in numerous different workshops to support educational progression, decision making, resilience and share their experiences of life as young carers.

This day allowed young people to understand what support universities have in place to help individuals with caring responsibilities and to give them the opportunity to interact with individuals who have studied at university, alongside being a young carer. At the end of the day, all of the young people who had attended the event reported that as a result of attending ‘they were now more likely to consider going to university’.

A film crew from ‘That’s Manchester’ TV station captured a short film which highlights the importance of supporting young people with caring responsibilities, and how days like the Young Carers Day can benefit them.

To find out more information about Greater Manchester Higher please visit the website.