A group of Young Adult Carers have been working together with the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) to develop a 30 minute Radio Show, to be aired on the School's dedicated radio station (an online station listened to by people from across the world!).

The show will include short stories, poems, feelings, songs, ideas (and more) from young carers aged 11-24 years of age, and will be based around the theme of PAST & FUTURE.



We need content for the show! As we are still in lockdown, that means that we are looking for short recordings (up to 3 mins) sent in by Young Carers aged 11-24. What comes to mind when you think of 'THE PAST' or 'THE FUTURE'? 

  • What has happened in your life to make you who you are today? (who are what has influenced you?)
  • If you could speak to your younger self, what advice might you give?
  • What are your dreams and aspirations for the future? (careers, education, family?)
  • What questions would you want to ask your future self?

Feel free to talk about your caring role, education, hobbies, friends, feelings (whatever works for you!).



If you have any content (ideas, stories, views, opinions, feelings, poems, songs, raps etc.) that you'd like to share - on the theme of 'PAST and/or FUTURE' - please make a short recording (using Voice Notes or a similar voice recording app) and send the file to [email protected]

Our Young Adult Carer planning group will be meeting regular to look at content and begin preparing the show (which will also include songs, so feel free to mention any songs that are important to you).

In addition to content (stories, poems, views etc.), the show will also need a host - or hosts - to help introduce the show and link clips together - so please also let us know if you are interested in this role!!

If you have any questions or want to know more, contact Joe or a member of the Young Carers team on 020 8646 7515, or email [email protected]



Once we've gathered enough content (feelings, stories, poems etc.) our planning group will edit the show together (adding music and 'weaving' the clips together). We are hoping to have the show ready to send over to our friends at SOAS Radio by MID-JULY, giving us approximately ONE MONTH to get some content together and make the show!!!

SOAS Radio will then let us know the LIVE DATE (i.e. when you can listen to the show live on air through their website). After being aired the show will then appear on the station's SOUNDCLOUD page.

For an example of a previous show, created by young people from 'Bollo Brook Youth Centre' in West London, click here.