As part of the Time to be Heard campaign, Carers Trust organised an event for 200 young adult carers (aged 16-25) and their support workers to get their voices heard by the decision makers who could reduce barriers to further and higher education.
Some key themes emerged:
- Young adult carers need tailored information.
- Young adult carers are concerned about disclosing their caring status.
- Young adult carers are worried about going to university.
- Young adult carers face distinct barriers to accessing further education.
The event also provided information and dispelled myths about access to college and university.
Read the evaluation of the event.