Carers Australia, the national peak body representing Australian carers has requested to use our film at their conference on the 16-18th November! The film will be shown to approximately 200 delegates that will be in attendance and will hopefully influence policies and services on the behalf of young carers in the country.
Click here to view more about the event.
Our Fixers film is now being used by the Vice Principal of St John’s Academy in Marlborough, which has a student body of 1,600, to raise awareness of the challenges faced by young carers. In addition, our campaign is being promoted to their sister schools.
The film has also been posted on the Community First Wiltshire website and is being promoted by them to organisations they work with.
We have received really encoruaging feedback so far in regards to our campaign. You can read some of these comments by scrolling down!
'Wow! Very clear and powerful!'
'Fantastic and very powerful! Well done to all involved!'
'This is incredibly done! Really touching.'
'Brilliant work guys.'
'This is good. I never like telling my teachers I am a young carer. Good work.'
Our Fixers film was screened at an event at the Wiltshire Scout Centre in Potterne Wick on Thursday 30th January.
Around twenty people attended, including representatives from local schools, Youth Action Wiltshire and the charity Community First.
A reporter from BBC Wiltshire came along to cover the event.
We received positive feedback following the event:
Alan Shelton, Vice Principal at St John's Academy in Marlborough:
'The film was great and really highlights the issues young carers face. We have new young teachers joining our school. I will be showing this film to the staff to look at how we can identify and help these young people.'
Sharon Woolley, Executive Fundraising Officer, Community First:
‘The film was very powerful and it is great that we have something we can use to raise awareness of young carers and their roles. The young carers and the team should be very proud of the finished film! It’s a great achievement for all involved.’
Lynn Gibson, Assistant Chief Executive, Community First:
‘What a great film. I hope people listen to what the young people have to say.’
The screening event is introduced by Fixers Young People's Coordinator, Wayne.