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 befriend young carers aged 8-18 who live in Falkirk & Clackmannanshire.

Volunteers will meet up with the befriendee on a regular and agreed basis, building up a trusting relationship over time and reducing the social isolation of the carer. Befrienders undertake a minimum commitment of 12 months.

Every befriending relationship is unique depending on the needs of the befriendee and the personalities of the people involved.
In general, a good foundation to all befriending is:

  • To build a good relationship
  • To establish and maintain appropriate boundaries within the befriending relationship
  • To spend time taking part in activities with the befriendee
  • To be accepting, understanding and non-judgemental

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.

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Flexible School Holidays Term Time

Restrictions

- Must be aged 18 or over due to supervising young people. - Must hold a valid Driver’s License and have access to a car.
Experience required: - Reliable - To maintain confidentiality - Be able to have fun

Support

Expenses paid: 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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