Tips for Community Members

Our communities can be positive places for young carers and their families. This can happen in a variety of ways:

  • Explore ways to support young carers.
    • Mobilize spiritual communities, neighbours and others to provide practical and emotional support for young carers and their families.
    • Offer after-hours supports.
  • Consider extending your support services to include weekends and evenings.
  • Create on-call support options.
    • Provide safe and comfortable spaces in community organizations and healthcare locations for young carers.
    • Participate in fundraising and public awareness activities and events that support young carers.
  • Don’t underestimate the impact you’re having as a caring adult.
  • Share this information with your colleagues, other community members, and young carers.