YMCA Cardiff in partnership with Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan local authorities, are supporting a new Welsh Government funded ID card scheme to help young carers in Wales to be identified, feel validated, and receive the support they deserve.
What is the Young Carers ID card (YCID)?
The YCID, or Young Carers ID card, is a simple card to help professionals including doctors, teachers and pharmacists to recognise them and support them appropriately. Cards may look different across Wales but all will contain a photo of the young carer, their date of birth, and an expiration date, as well as contact information for Carers Trust Wales and their local authority and young carers services. All cards and accompanying resources will display the Young Carers ID card logo, which was designed by two young carers.
How to request a Young Carers ID Card?
If you are a young carer and would like to request an ID card you can download the Young Carers ID Card Referral Form and return to YoungCarersID@ymcacardiff.wales
If you are a parent, guardian, family member or trusted referrer and would like to request an ID card for a young carer, please download the Trusted Referrer Young Carers ID Card form and return to YoungCarersID@ymcacardiff.wales
If you would like to know more about the Young Carers ID Card, please contact:
Robyn O’Brien – Project Manager (Young Carers)
Bethany Riley – Senior Project Worker (Young Carers)