The Queen’s Nursing Institute has become the 200th member of the Young Carers Alliance, a growing network committed to improving the lives of young carers, young adult carers and their families.

The announcement comes in the same week as Young Carers Action Day on 13th March. The theme of the day is ‘Fair Futures for Young Carers’.  Young Carers Action Day is also celebrated in a new blog by Queen’s Nurse Fiona Rogers, the QNI’s Nursing Programmes Manager – Innovation. Fiona’s experience supporting young carers developed from her career as a school nurse and then regional and national roles.

The Young Carers Alliance does incredibly important work and I’m delighted that the QNI is able to join the Alliance and represent the community nursing voice. Many community nurses, for example school nurses, have a huge role to play in identifying young carers and in advocating for them, often in complex and difficult situations. Nurses are able to take a holistic and person-centred approach to mental, emotional and physical health, leading to better outcomes for young people and their families. Working together I truly believe we can make a real difference and help build a more equal future for young carers.

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, QNI Chief Executive


Notes to Editors

The Young Carers Alliance is convened by the Carers Trust: https://carers.org/young-carers-alliance/young-carers-alliance . The Alliance provides opportunities for collaboration, sharing best practice and a strong, collective voice for young carers. We bring together representatives from research, policy and practice, all of whom are committed to bringing about improved outcomes for all young carers. You can sign up to be part of the Young Carers Alliance as an individual or as an organisation. For more information, or if you have any questions, please email: youngcarersalliance@carers.org .

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