Young Carers get limelight at art exhibition

General News.
General News.

Young Carers will deservedly have the limelight at a free art exhibition at Acorn House this month.

Between January 20 and 31 there is a chance to see the incredible artistic talent of fifty Young Carers aged between eight and 19-years-old at the exhibition organised by local charity Young Carers MK.

The art will be displayed in the foyer of Acorn House, 375 Midsummer Boulevard, and will aim to raise awareness of Young Carers’ issues and how the charity’s service is able to support these inspirational children.

A young carer is somebody between eight and 19 who is living with and looking after someone with a long term illness, a physical disability, drug or alcohol dependence or poor mental health and where this is having a significant effect on the young person.

Sometimes young carers miss out on important things like school, sports, hobbies and socialising because they are either too busy helping out, or they are worried about the person they care for. The art exhibition is a chance for young carers to showcase their skills which will help increase their confidence and raise self-esteem

Young Carers MK is a charity that enables young carers to enjoy being young and to achieve in all aspects of life. The charity is aware of more than 350 young carers in the area, but strongly believes there are considerably more locally and continue to raise awareness of our service to enable us to support them.