Young carers face many challenges in their day-to-day lives. This film is about those challenges, but, more importantly, about how these incredible young people face up to them and deal with issues in their lives that many would find overwhelming.
The Director - Steven Jerram
Steven is an upcoming producer/director keen to create work telling untold narratives that highlight under-represented groups. Alongside producing a series of award-winning short films, Steven is the production coordinator for BBC's Question Time.
"It was incredibly inspiring to meet and work with the Young Carers in Barnet whose stories and honesty directly helped create the narrative of the film. They were incredibly proud and keen to go against the typical victim narrative, which often surrounds views of caring. We hope this story can shine a light on the phenomenally capable, bright and empathetic young people who achieve so much in the face of day-to-day adversity."
Barnet Carers is a leading charity delivering reliable and accessible support for informal carers living in Barnet. Our mission is to enable all carers to thrive by empowering people to live the life they want. We support informal carers aged from 5 to 105. Being a carer often impacts the whole of people’s lives. Carers are frequently worried about their finances, juggling the caring role with work and/or their education and finding appropriate accommodation for their families. Carers may also experience feelings of isolation and loneliness. Barnet Carers strives to enable carers to achieve positive outcomes in life.
Our Barnet Young Carers project has helped support hundreds of young carers over the years through mentoring, tuition, and educational support and activities to enable them to live their lives to the fullest around their caring role. Young Carers are resilient and dedicated. We want to celebrate the vital role they play.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: