The Aberdeen Young Carer Award recognises the vital support that young carers provide to their loved ones, whether this is for physical care, emotional support and/ or sibling care. The past year has been a particularly difficult time for our young carers who have had to keep up with their learning whilst also having to care at home during the pandemic. This award is our way of saying THANK YOU! to the young people who have and continue to provide this much needed support to people across the City.
Barclays Bank is the proud sponsor of the scheme, generously donating a £100 Aberdeen Gift Card to every winner and £50 Aberdeen Gift Card to the two runners up. The award is made every three months so there are plenty of opportunities to apply.
The award is open to young carers (up to the age of 18) who provide unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who, due to illness or disability, cannot manage to live independently without a carer’s help.
Applications are now closed but will open again in August.