Inspiring Change for young adult carers

Our Inspiring Change project with young adult carers has now started, made possible thanks to funding from the Quilter Foundation and supported by Carers Trust.

The focus is on improving wellbeing and recognising resilience, and a steering group of young adult carers has been set up to help shape and progress the project.

Our project will give young adult carers time out from the pressures they face in their caring roles, to really focus on themselves.  Carers can choose activities that will most benefit their wellbeing, from four available strands:

–       ‘Aspire’ personal goal setting and action planning project

–       ‘Create Arts’ expressive sessions

–       ‘Mix’ social opportunities to reduce isolation and facilitate peer support

–       ‘York YAC Steering Group’, giving young adult carers a voice.

There’s something for everyone.  From getting a break from caring and building confidence, to learning new skills and,  crucially, having fun, we know each individual will be empowered by taking part.

The steering group will play a key role in planning arts projects, as well as social events, so if you’d like to be involved in the steering group please let us know.

As part of the project there are opportunities for a number of young adult carers to receive one to one ‘Aspire’ support to move towards a particular goal or aspiration, in addition to a grant. Please let us know if you’d like more details about this by emailing