Council supports Care Day 2021

February 19, 2021

Today is CareDay21, a day dedicated to celebrating children and young people with care experience. This includes children and young people who are or were cared for by foster carers, family members and those who live in children’s homes.

The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Nicholas Trimble, is encouraging everyone to put their hands up in support of Care Day. He said: "This past year has been challenging for everyone, and particularly challenging for young people in care and young care leavers across our community. These young people deserve to be celebrated every day.

On behalf of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, I would like to wish all the young people with lived experience of care in Northern Ireland and beyond, a very Happy Care Day 2021."

To take part and show your support, write #CareDay21 and where you are on your hand. Then snap and share on social media!  Don't forget to use #CareDay21 and tag VOYPIC.

VOYPIC (Voice of Young People in Care) have a series of virtual events running to mark Care Day. For more information on these events, visit their website at www.voypic.org/careday.