Former Move on Up resident shares how the project shaped his future
Tim, a tenant of the Move on Up housing project, share his experience as a young adult carer and how the project helped him shape his future.
Move on Up which provides supportive housing to young adult carers aged 18-25 in partnership with Quaker Social Action (QSA), approaches the end of its seven-year pilot period. Commonweal and QSA commissioned Nicola Aylward at Learning and Work Institute to conduct research into the challenges facing this often-overlooked cohort.
The report ‘We Still Care’ highlights the achievements of Move on Up and recommendations for what the Government, housing and carers’ support organisations should do to ensure the housing needs of young adult carers are recognised and addressed.
Following the recent launch of the report in Carers Week 2023, in the short video above, Tim tells a compelling story of what life has been like as a young adult carer; experiences which chime true for many of this overlooked and unsupported group of young, vulnerable people.
*This video was created and published by Quaker Social Action.