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Young Carers Taking Action on Isolation

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Trafford Young Carers Taking Action on Isolation – creating their own video

Posted: 24.6.22

This year Young Carers Action Day took place on March 16 and to mark the occasion – a group of our Trafford young carers that are part of our Lightning Bee reporting team were Taking Action on Isolation – by creating two awareness videos that showed what they do to get a break from their caring responsibilities.

In the first video reporters Tristan, Kirsty and Maria spent the day in Sale to put together a script, storyboard, film and star in their own video where they talked about the importance of having time to do the things they enjoy like reading, art and parkour!

Tristan said: “I care for both of my parents but I still make time for what I enjoy to do, which is parkour. It just lets me be free and be me.”

The second awareness video was hosted by reporter Atikah who wanted to highlight where young carers in Trafford can find some support and respite from their caring role. She visited Grip Adventure – which provides activities and a safe and comfortable environment for young carers to meet and socialise with other young people who have similar experiences.

Lily who was interviewed for the video said: “I enjoy going to Grip Adventure to socialise with people who have had similar experiences as it makes it easier to talk about it if you want to or just have fun!”

Devan Storey, digital inclusion officer for Trafford Carers Centre and project led for the Lightning Bee reporters, said: “Young Carers Action Day was all about tackling isolation with young carers and the reporting team did an amazing job of putting together these awareness videos which we hope will go a long way to getting other young carers to socialise and also to raise awareness in schools.”

The videos were shared on social media and can be views on the new Trafford Carers Centre YouTube channel, they even made it on to the Carers Trust website.

Well done team!

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