Description

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Young Carers Project was set up to provide support to carers aged 8-18. Carers are people who provide care and support to family members or other relatives. The people they care for may be affected by disability, physical or mental health issues (often long-term), frailty, substance misuse or some other condition.

The Young Carers Project provides groups for Young Carers to get time out from their caring role to take part in fun activities. We are looking for volunteers to support young carers aged 8-18 who live in Falkirk & Clackmannanshire at our groups.

We have lots of fun activities from animal handling to rock wall climbing. Our volunteers help our young carers to join in and have fun!

We have groups on every Tuesday & Thursday, volunteers can choose which groups they would like to attend. We send out all our group dates & volunteers can select when they are available to come along.

Organisation aims and objectives

Providing informationand support to carers and former carers through; one to one support, group support, training, befriending, social activites, support for young carers, oppertunities to have their say in service devolopments. The organisation seeks to ensure that carers of all ages are recognised and valued, receive information and support they need to allow them to care with confidence and in good health, and are empowered to have a life of their own outside caring. We aim to achieve this by: Identifying carers. Encouraging mental support. To raise awarness. To give information. To promote. To encourage carers. To Liaise and work collaboratively with other organisations & professionals.

Availability

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Flexible Term Time

Restrictions

Experience required: - Reliable - To maintain confidentiality - Be able to have fun

Support

Taster available: Yes
Training details: Induction training 3-6 monthly support and supervision with Coordinator Ongoing training opportunities offered throughout the year
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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