YCFM are the official radio station of the Young Carers Festival Providing not only a voice for the 2000 amazing young people who attend each year, but a sound track to the most memorable and most important weekend in everyones diary.
We provide new, hands-on experiences and allow the brilliant young carers to flourish, explore and express themselves on-air.
“A young carer is a person aged under 18 with a care responsibility beyond their maturity who provides care, or who intends to provide care to another person.”
YCF is always an incredible weekend, filled with activities and experiences for the brilliant young people that attend each year. Its often the only weekend they have away from their adult responsibilities at home. Join YCFM as we broadcast the whole weekend LIVE across south Hampshire and online, right here.
YCF is a ticket event only, taking place each year over the last weekend of June. It’s jointly organised by the YMCA and The Children’s Society. The event is open to Young Carers groups and organisations, tickets available here: https://www.ymca-fg.org/ycf/
Are you a community or community focussed local radio station? is there a Young Carers Group in your area attending the festival? Could you bring some attention and grow some much needed support for these incredible young people? Would you like a whole bunch of FREE content? Talk to us about using our material, or even better, an outside broadcast from the festival this year. You’ll be joining an elite, forward thinking group of radio stations including Sedgemoor FM, Andover Radio, The Voice, Express FM and GFM.
Whether you’re a young carer, a parent, loved one or have been to the festival before, tune in and be part of it.
A look back at 2011
A look back at 2012
Keeping Mum – A Doccumentary broadcast on BBC Radio 1 about being a young carer.
We would love to hear from you. Whether you have a prize to donate, or want to put a shout out on air, drop us a line and we will do our best to get right back to you.
Fill out the form on the left and listen to the radio station from the 24th June 2016.
As this is an event for Young Carers and specifically those that are attending the festival, our competitions are only open to those at the event. We do not accept entry via telephone email or text.
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