Thursday 25 January 2018 marks Young Carers Awareness Day. To mark the day and to help raise awareness we created a hashtag #youngcarersgateshead. Throughout the day we received many likes and tweets regarding the day; it’s clear that the issues facing Young Carers are close to many people’s hearts. One study found that young carers as young as ten are experiencing broken sleep because they are helping to care for someone in their family. These children need our support and expertise to help them reach their potential and have a life outside of caring.