change:matters visual art

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“The young carers get to take in this information and then package it in a way that they can communicate to other young carers, and that’s really empowering.”

Create artist Chloe Cooper

In our change:matters visual art workshops, young carers learn about saving, budgeting, interest, borrowing money and debt through creating pieces of visual art together.

Led by professional artists including Chloe Cooper (who you can see in the video above), the young carers explore these themes by making vivid comic strips, where characters navigate different financial scenarios. Scroll down to see examples of their work. 

change:matters Bucks

A comic by young carers from Buckinghamshire about the dangers of getting into debt on a credit card. Scroll through the images to see the whole story. (Click the small arrow on the right to scroll through, and you can zoom in or go full screen.).

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In the second comic, the characters explore their options for getting out of debt. 

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change:matters Bristol

A comic titled “Affluent Animals: The Money Mouse” about a cat who makes some poor financial decisions, made by young carers from Bristol (Click the small arrow on the right to scroll through, and you can zoom in or go full screen)..

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change:matters Harrow

Young carers from Harrow created a comic titled “Bristlebone and the Ferocious Credit Clown” about a wizard who learns about credit cards and interest rates the hard way (full screen and zoom in to view). 

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change:matters Milton Keynes

Young carers from Milton Keynes created a comic where they throw a brilliant birthday party by sharing the costs and comparing prices for all the party essentials. (Click the small arrow on the right to scroll through, and you can zoom in or go full screen.).

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In their second comic, the young carers explore interest and different ways to pay back money borrowed from friends or family. 

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change:matters Sutton

A comic created by young carers from Sutton. In the comic, a group of friends discover the benefits of saving money over time. (Click the small arrow on the right to scroll through, and you can zoom in or go full screen.).

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A second comic created by young carers from Sutton about buying items on credit. 
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