YAC Futures 2019

YAC Futures is an annual event run by Gloucestershire Young Carers with the help of our supporters in the Business and Education communities. It aims to provide an informal speed-networking opportunity for young carers to meet with employers and employers to chat with young carers about their needs and aspirations.

This year the event was sponsored by Co-op Midcounties and was held at Skillzone, Tuffley. 14 companies were involved and around 35 young adult carers between the ages of 16 and 24 gave up their Easter lie-in to attend.

Businesses ranged from Paish Tooth accountancy company (whose staff also volunteered all day at the event), Stagecoach bus company and GCHQ.

The event proved to be a huge success.

One young carer said: “It was informative, a chance to ask questions. It catered to my age group and it was fun, enjoyable and an opportunity to make some new friends too.”

One corporate participant said: “It’s a wonderful opportunity to widen the horizon of people who might not know about your organisation.”