Conference Reports


UPBEET Evaluation Event 2016

The UPBEET Project held an event on the 3rd of March to celebrate young adult carers in Dundee.

The event was hosted by young adult carers who had worked with the project. They shared their stories about being a carer when growing up, what they got out of receiving support and how it helped, and what they want to do in the future.

The event had guest speakers including:

Dr. Joe Sempik
Dr. Jim McCormick
Emma Hewitt
Tina McGuff

The UPBEET Project also launched their evaluation report on their work over the last five years, and this can be downloaded below:

UPBEET Evaluation Report 2016


UPBEET conference 2010

In February, the UPBEET project held a conference on working with young adult carers aged 14-21 and the barriers they face. The keynote speaker was Prof Saul Becker of the University of Nottingham, who has carried out significant research on carers and young carers issues. One of his reports is Young Adult Carers in the UK (2008).

You can download a copy of Prof Becker’s presentation here (pdf).

A brief report of the conference is available here (pdf).


To take forward the work of the conference, the project has developed a questionnaire for existing young carers projects and those who are planning to develop services for young adult carers in the 16-25 age group. This has been sent to all those who attended the conference in February. We would also welcome feedback from other professionals working with young adult carers. If you would like to share information about your project or planned service, if you would like to access training or share good practice, or if you would like to participate in a planned working group, please take the time to download the questionnaire here (word doc).

We have also carried out a small-scale research project with young adult carers involved in UPBEET entitled ‘How no?’ Young adult carers’ experiences of barriers to education, employment and training in Dundee (pdf).

  • Supported by BBC Children in Need

Young Carers Project, Seagate House, 132-134 Seagate, Dundee, DD1 2HB

01382 200422 [email protected]
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