NYAS' My Things Matter campaign has been shortlisted for not one, but TWO national awards. In partnership with Madlug, this our flagship campaign for 2022 has been shortlisted for ‘The Children in Care Award’ at The Children and Young People Now Awards 2022 and ‘The Partnership Working Award’ at The National Children and Young People Awards 2022.

What is the My Things Matter Campaign?

My Things Matter aims to make sure that care experienced children and young people, along with their belongings, are treated with dignity, care and respect whenever they move home. 

This campaign is being delivered in partnership with Madlug, a leading UK bag brand, who provide free pack-away travel bags for children in care. Part of their ethos and mission is to ensure that no child in care needs to move home using a bin bag, and that they know their worth. This makes them the perfect partners for the NYAS My Things Matter Campaign.

If you have any further questions about the campaign, or how you can get involved, send our Policy and Campaigns team an email.

When will Award Winners be Announced?

NYAS and Madlug are thrilled to have been shortlisted for these awards and we are keeping our fingers crossed for positive outcomes on 6th October and 24th November 2022 when the winners will be announced.

The My Things Matter campaign is a product of hard work and passion from the young people who volunteered to shape the campaign. With that in mind, we owe this milestone to them.

Rita Waters, NYAS Group CEO says "We are delighted to have been nominated for these prestigious awards as they truly recognise the importance of our My Things Matter campaign. These nominations reinforce that every child in care should have a positive experience when moving from one home to another.

No child should ever have to move their life in a bin bag. As part of our ‘My Things Matter’ campaign, NYAS with continue to work with local authorities to help make the moving experience as good as it can be for children and young people.”

Interested in our campaign and want to know more about how you can get involved?