The MYTIME Young Carers Employability Programme includes tailored workshops, career mentorship, and interview practice to equip young carers with essential employability skills. The programme is tailored to the unique challenges faced by young carers and will help boost their confidence and communication skills, supporting their future ambitions.
MYTIME Young Carers is a UK-based charity in Dorset that supports young carers aged twenty-five and under, who are caring for a family member. They fight for the rights of young carers to ensure they receive the support, opportunities, and friendship that every young person needs and deserves.
Emma Fry, Interim Head of Programmes at MYTIME Young Carers, said: “We are thrilled to have Bournemouth University as a partner in this important initiative. Their commitment to empowering young carers aligns perfectly with our mission, and together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of these inspiring individuals.”
Educational providers such as Bournemouth University can provide much-needed recognition and support for young carers. On average, young people who provide informal, unpaid care to family members or others outside their household are 38% less likely to obtain a university degree than their counterparts with no caring responsibilities (University College London, 2023).
As part of their BU2025 strategic plan, Bournemouth University is committed to making a meaningful impact on the community. Through this partnership, BU aims to support inclusive environments that enable achievement for all.
Rebecca Oliver, BU’s Senior Schools Liaison and Partnerships Manager, said: “Our collaboration with MYTIME aligns with our vision and values as we strive to create a more inclusive society where every individual can thrive. We are immensely proud to sponsor the MYTIME Young Carers Employability Programme and contribute to the development of these remarkable young people.”
Find out more about MYTIME Young Carers Employability Programme.