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Young Carers Invited To Tell Their Story

Young Carers across Cumbria are being invited to make a short film on their smartphones to tell their story of life as an unpaid Carer.

More than 8,000 people under 18 years old in Cumbria are providing unpaid Carer for a family member of friend. Many are looking after others and their teachers and friends are unaware of the tasks they have taken on.

Carer Support Cumbria is inviting all young Carers to take out their smartphones and create a short 90 second to 15 minute film about their lives.

The competition is open to all young Carers up to 18 years old, and there are three age categories:

  • 5-7
  • 8-10
  • 11-18

The theme of the video is ‘My life’ and can be in three styles:

  • For Instagram reels, filmed portrait style and up to 90 seconds
  • For Facebook, filmed landscape style and up to 90 second
  • For the CSC website, filmed landscape and up to 15 minutes

The closing date for entries to CSC&E is 5pm on Sunday, April 14, 2024. Email your entry information to along with a signed consent form for everyone in the video from your parent/guardian.

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Posted: 3rd April 2024