Young Carer Advocacy Project - Little Dreamers Australia

Young Carer Advocacy Project

Young Carer Advocacy Project

The Young Carer Advocacy Project

Young Carer Advocacy Project

The Young Carer Advocacy Project is designed to give Young Carers a platform to influence your community and create policy change across Australia. 

As a Young Carer aged 15-24, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a focus group session and contribute to the research and development of a policy report. This report will guide the Australian Government on how Young Carers can be better supported within Australian society. 

Our focus groups will be conducted in two age groups, register for a focus group by clicking on your age group below.

Ages 15-18 Ages 19-24
Young Carer Advocacy Project

What’s involved?

  • Participate in a focus group session and contribute to the development of a Young Carer policy report
    The final policy report will guide the Australian Government on how Young Carers can be better supported within Australian society.
  • Apply and become a Young Carer Ambassador
    Ambassadors will participate in a series of events and workshops enabling you to understand and articulate your perspectives on various care-related issue. Ambassadors will then present the policy to key leaders of the Australian parliament in Canberra during Carers Week 2021.
Young Carer Advocacy Project

Eligibility:

  • Aged 15 – 24
  • Currently residing in Australia
  • Experience (past or present) as a Young Carer
  • Willingness to share your story and your caring role with others

Benefits:

  • Use your voice to advocate for young people in caring roles
  • Participate in training for public speaking, advocacy and leadership
  • Build a network of people with similar lived experiences
  • Increase your knowledge of the Carer space in Australia and how you can best navigate it 
  • Be a part of an EPIC Carers Week event held in Canberra!
Young Carer Advocacy Project

Become a Young Carer Ambassador

After participating in focus groups, you’ll have the opportunity to apply to become a Young Carer Ambassador.

What’s Involved?

Our Young Carer Ambassadors will attend a three day camp where you’ll gain knowledge on a range of skills and learn how to understand and articulate your perspectives on various care related issues.

As a Young Carer Ambassador, you’ll also be a key contributor to the development of the final policy report and have the opportunity to present the report to key leaders of the Australian parliament in Canberra during Carers Week 2021. 

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