Salford care play for 27-date tour

David Upton

A play about young carers in Salford is about to embark on a five-week, 27-venue national tour—culminating in a performance at The House of Lords in Westminster.

Who Cares was written by Matt Woodhead and co-produced by The Lowry and LUNG Theatre. It was made in partnership with The Gaddum Centre’s Salford Carers Service.

It features interviews with young carers about their lives as well as input from their families and schoolteachers. Local councillors and MP, Barbara Keeley, were also interviewed along with GPs and young carers’ workers in the city-region.

The play aims to help identify ‘hidden’ young carers in society—those who provide care under the radar of their friends, schoolteachers and local authorities—and signpost to them the support available.