Greater Manchester Young Carers Survey

18 carers aged 24 and under from across Greater Manchester meet in late January to design a questionnaire to send out to young people across the region. The survey is to look at the issues and opinions of young carers, known and hidden, so they can influence the continual development of the Greater Manchester Carers Charter.

7 of the regions LAs were represented and the young people worked well all day with the support of Laura Edwards and Lewis Nelson, young workers attached to the Salford Young Carers Team.

The questionnaire they produced is impressive covering issues from Isolation to education from family support to poverty. They now need your help.

If you work in Greater Manchester with young people, in either youth or educational settings, tell young people about it, support young people in accessing and completing it.

This is the biggest test of young carers views ever carried out in the region, its being organised by young people, now they need you help.

The survey is for all carers aged 24 and under-there is no lower age limit as sadly caring never picks an age it picks a person.