It’s fantastic to have a selection of our Children’s Society Hidden Young Carers at The House of Lords supporting the powerful Who Cares theatre production for The Lowry. A great way to finish the three year national tour – here (featured photo) with MP Barbara Keeley and Kerry, who is featured in the exhibition.
Who Cares embarks on a five-week, 27-venue national tour – culminating in a performance at The House of Lords in Westminster from 30 October- 5 December. Who Cares is a gripping verbatim theatre production based on a year of interviews that offers a rare insight into a year in the lives of three young carers from Salford. The play aims to help identify ‘hidden’ young carers in society and signpost them to support available through local young carers services.
Who Cares, was written by Matt Woodhead and co-produced by The Lowry and LUNG Theatre, who are Associate Artists at the Salford-based venue. It was made in partnership with The Gaddum Centre’s Salford Carers Service.
The 27 youth settings across the country are non-traditional theatre spaces – these venues have been chosen in partnership with Onside Youth Zones – a national youth centre charity, Aldridge Education – the academy schools chain founded by Sir Rod Aldridge and local Young Carers Services across the country.
Related interesting news about carers: House of Lords Speak On Young Carers and Vulnerable Children