The LUNG Blog

We are starting a blog! This will be a monthly post further exploring our work and the issues at the heart of it.

This month, Co-Artistic Director Matt Woodhead, discusses the challenges faced by young carers during lockdown and the work the Who Cares Campaign has done to combat this. Read the full blog here. 


Over the past year the Who Cares campaign has focused on support for young carers during COVID-19. During this time young carers have been bravely advocating for their own needs by speaking on national news channels such as BBC and ITV News. The campaign has also  worked with doctors and GPs from Salford Primary Care to make education resources and run workshops with young carers on how to safely care for a loved one.


Today we are proud to launch #YCTakeover. As we continue to advocate for the rights of young carers, we will be making noise every day from now until the end of lockdown on our LUNG's social media with the hashtag #YCTakover. If YOU would like to get involved and see what you can do to support our hidden heroes, follow this link!   

LUNG's 2020 roundup

Download our 2020 roundup below to find out everything we've been up to in the last year. It wasn't the year any of us were expecting, but we're constantly motivated by the amazing groups that we work with and our fantastic partners. 

Download our 2020 roundup here - 

The Children's Inquiry

LUNG performed their new musical, The Children's Inquiry, via Zoom. This verbatim show was made over a year and a half with 4 extraordinary young people in Havering and Essex, about their experience of being in care. 

Written by Helen Monks & Matt Woodhead with music by Kudu Blue.

Who Cares Campaign during Covid

LUNG's The Who Cares Campaign have been working closely with young carers during the Pandemic to raise awareness. These young carers have appeared on the BBC news, ITV and Channel 5 and in print such as The Big Issue and Discover Society.

LUNG Publish Paper with John Holmwood

Co-Artistic Directors of Lung Helen Monks and Matt Woodhead co-author a paper with Professor John Holmwood.

Youth Theatre moves to ZOOM

Lung has moved it’s youth group onto Zoom! Every Monday, Lung work with children in care in Havering and Essex to make a verbatim musical about their views, lives and experiences of the UK care system. In association with The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch.

Trojan Horse Performance Postponed

Trojan Horse was due to be performed in the Houses of Parliament, but has had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 situation. 

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