We are very proud to unveil our short animation Codename Carers. It It aims to help young carers self-identify and recognise that there is specialised support available for them – as well as make armed forces personnel, schools, professionals and voluntary bodies aware of the existence of young carers in the armed forces environment. .
There are currently 6,200 service personnel, 250 reservists and an estimated 42,000 veterans living in Surrey, with a potential 2,865 armed forces children . A number of these children will be caring for family members – usually parents or siblings – although there is no data on the exact figures. But young carers in this community face unique challenges – especially when a parent is on active service. .
Our new short animation shows children, and the adults around them, what the life of an armed forces young carer is like. Created in a very engaging and colourful style, Codename Carers depicts some of the many challenges young armed forces carers can face. .
You can view the film via a Youtube channel https://buff.ly/2sxVRHZ and if you or someone you know would like to access some free information, advice and support then please get in touch on 0303 040 1234.