Film award for the city's young carers

Young carers from across the city are to join together tomorrow to celebrate the making of a film exploring their work. The short movie, put together by the children and teenagers themselves, explores the varied and challenging roles faced by the Norwich Young Carers Group as they look after their siblings or parents.

Young carers from across the city are to join together tomorrow to celebrate the making of a film exploring their work.

The short movie, put together by the children and teenagers themselves, explores the varied and challenging roles faced by the Norwich Young Carers Group as they look after their siblings or parents.

Young Carers, Who Cares? consists of interviews with some of the young people from the group, footage of a trip out and footage of a young carers' session and recognises their tireless work and determination.

Those involved in the project, which gained the help of film producer Michelle Golding, are holding a premier tomorrow at the UEA for various professionals within the youth work and young carers field.

Sheriff of Norwich Nick Williams will give carers awards to honour their achievements.

The film was made possible thanks to an £8,000 grant from the Norfolk Youth Fund, which is administered by the county council.

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Rosalie Monbiot, cabinet member for children's services, said: “This film will give children across the county the chance to see and appreciate the challenges faced by some of their peers.

“These young people deserve recognition for their work and I am so glad that they will be awarded at this event.”

Tom Gaskin, a youth worker who has been involved with the project, said: "I'm really proud of all the young people involved.

“They've produced a really powerful and moving film which I hope that schools will use to raise awareness of young carers and to inform other potential carers of the support available to them.”

Young Carers, Who Cares? will eventually be distributed to schools and be available on Norfolk Blurb, the county council website for young people.

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