Young Carers Action Day (YCAD) 2022 took place on Wednesday 16th March.

This year’s theme, chosen by Young Carers and Young Adult Carers, was ‘Taking Action on Isolation’ and focused on securing action to help address the isolation they experience as young carers.

At Enfield Carers Centre, our EyPIC Young Carers Project tries to address this isolation all year round through a range of face-to-face and online activities, and other support including tutoring and mentoring. Even throughout the lockdowns we ensured our young carers had access to food and other essentials, digital devices, stationery, games, craft sets, and plenty of online activities!

This Young Carers Action Day, a group of our Young Carers participated in an after-school online music workshop, led by Create, and funded by the Carers Trust and the Pears Foundation. They created a new piece of music around the theme ‘isolation’. The ideas were drawn from the young carers and the piece includes voice, electronics, any instruments that the young people played, and ‘found’ instruments (such as a pan and lid!)

Please listen to this incredible piece of music created by our talented young carers, who as they say, are UNSTOPPABLE!