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Making it real for young carers 2019

Young Carers for Making It real 2019

What is the Making it Real conference about?

The aim of the conference is to refresh and redesign the three-year strategy for young carers and young adult carers in Surrey. This free event has been planned by young carers from the Surrey Young Carers Forum and you will hear directly from young carers about the help they need. 

Why do young carers need additional support?

It's very common for young carers to feel isolated, tired and stressed. Unfortunately many remain unidentified and therefore unsupported. Being a young carer can have a huge impact on a young person affecting their future outcomes as well as their mental health.

Why come along to the event?

This is an opportunity to add your voice to the plans for improving young carer support and identification. Working together with other local agencies, you will have the chance to learn about what is being achieved in Surrey, hear about exactly what it is young carers need from you - and to share your experiences!

Who is the event for?

Professionals from health, social care, education and voluntary and faith sectors.

Event Info

The event is FREE and there will be presentations from young carers, young adult carers, David Munro (Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey) and Mary Lewis (Cabinet member for children, young people and families at Surrey County Council). There will also be workshops and the opportunity to talk to young carers directly about their experiences.

Lunch and refreshements will be provided free of charge.

When: Wednesday 30th October 2019, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Where: Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking
Booking: Booking is essential and spaces are limited but you can secure your spot by emailing Training@actionforcarers.org.uk or calling 01883 626 264.

I love helping mum of course and I learned to be independent from a very early age. Decision making, organisation and budgeting will all be really useful to me in future. But caring comes with responsibility and I often miss out on seeing friends. Plus if mum needs help and I have homework to do, the homework has to wait.

Lucy, Surrey young carer