National Young Carers Day
It was lovely to see a number of our students today wearing their snazzy socks and tights to show their support for "National Young Carers Awareness Day". Thank you so much for all of our Appleton students and staff who participated to raise awareness for such an important and yet silent group within our student population.
Research suggests that there are at least 700,000 young carers in the UK but many do not realise they are a young carer. Wearing snazzy socks today has been a way of starting a conversation about this issue and hopefully more students who are Young Carers will realise that there is support available.
Here are some contact details for further information should you want to find out more:
Action For Family Carers (AFFC)
Essex Young Carers
Koolcarers (located in Basildon)
Young Carers Club at the Whitehouse in Thundersley