26 January 2017 is a national day to recognise the amazing work of the 700,000 young carers in the UK.
The 2017 theme is about how achieving a dream job or career can be challenging when you’re also a young carer at home.
Matter — the online community for young adult carers
Matter has been created by Carers Trust to provide an online space for young adult carers aged 16–25 to connect, share their experiences, and access trusted support.
The vision of the site is to bring together young adult carers from across the UK, as well as those who work with young adult carers, via an online space which is safe, fun, and most of all, inspiring. There is an online community team on hand to provide support as and when needed, by messaging or email.
If you’re aged 16–25 and are caring for a family member or friend, Matter is a platform for you to share your story with others and to hear the stories of those with similar experiences to your own. Your thoughts, your world, matter.