Young adult carers summer news 2022

The young adult carer (YAC) team have been working hard since the start of the year to ensure the continuation of funding for our ‘Inspiring Change’ work, funded by Quilter Foundation and supported by Carers Trust.

So, we were delighted to be one of only three organisations chosen to continue with this funding, which will enable us to run our YAC Stars project. YAC Stars is specifically focussed on helping 18 to 25 year old carers access work and training ‘wherever they are on their journey’.

So far, we have run monthly peer support sessions, with the help of theatre company Next Door but One, and role models with lived-experience of being a young carer (such as PCSO Aiden Ballanger, shown in the photo). We have also offered 22 focussed one-to-one support sessions to help young adults on their journey, and have linked them to a number of placement and paid work opportunities.

See all the progress on our social media @yacsyork (Instagram) and Yac York on Facebook.