One of our students, Dua'A, went on a trip last month to meet the Prime Minister with eight young carers. They had the opportunity to be interviewed for Hallam FM and BBC Radio Sheffield; stand outside 10 Downing Street; be taken on to the terrace at Westminster with local MP Paul Blomfield; and watch a debate in the House of Commons from the viewing gallery.
Their meeting with Theresa May was held in the Prime Minister’s office in Westminster, where they gave a confident presentation about their experiences as carers and their key recommendations in the areas of education, health and money. They answered the Prime Minister’s questions in an articulate and honest way and she seemed genuinely moved by what they had to say.
Further details, including their six recommendations, can be found here: https://www.sheffieldyoungcarers.org.uk/news/young-carers-urge-theresa-may-to-act
Following the meeting, Theresa May tweeted the group directly to thank them for the meeting and their recommendations have since been forwarded to the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Social Care for consideration. The group will be following this up and feel hopeful that their hard work and brave presentation will lead to positive change not only in Sheffield but for young carers all over the UK.