At the Young Carers in Focus Residential in Southampton that I attended from the 6-8th June- I have been introduced to a variety of people and other partners in the Young Carers in Focus Project.
Digital Me have introduced us to a variety of different social media ideas and how to approach different age groups who might help support us in our quest to raise awareness of young carers and help them to recieve more support in their schools, their GP's etc. We have go ten into group of 2 or 3 to make a film. My group did a film about Healthy Emotional Health an Wellbeing. Hopefully it will be up on the website soon! We are still in the process of editing it and I have a feeling there will be quite a few "deleted scenes"
Young Carers in Focus have given us the titles of Young Carer Champions, which means that we will now represent Young Carers, not only locally, but regionally and nationally. We are now responsible for hearing the voices of young carers and acting on them. Our aim is to recruit 230 Young Carers Champions but the end of the 4 years. (so we won't be the only ones for long!)
Hopefully VOYCE will also benefit from our new skills!
Just like VOYCE, YCiF have various objectives to accomplish by the end of the 4 years that we are funded. Like:
-Planning campaigns to raise awareness of Young Carers
-Launching YCiF in Schools
And with good old fashioned determination we will complete these objectives and make the lives of young carers better for the future!!