Stirling Carers Centre supports unpaid carers in the Stirling Council area, irrespective of the condition of the person they care for. The services offered include: information, advice, a listening ear, benefit support, advice on rights, peer support and informal respite. Information enables people to make informed choices and decisions. Carers need various types of information to help them in their caring role and professionals working with carers also need information to support carers. Our Centre provides information in a range of formats i.e. Information Pack, Newsletter, Website. The Voluntary Administrator will play an important role in helping us deliver these services working with & assisting the Administration/Reception Officer and Communications Officer. This role will offer an opportunity to build on existing skills, learn something new and make a difference to the lives of carers.
Stirling Carers Centre offers a service to unpaid carers in the Stirling Council area, irrespective of the condition of the person they care for. The services offered include: information, support, advice, welfare benefit checks, advice on rights and entitlements, etc. We also have a Young Carers Project that supports young carers aged between 7 to 18 years old through group work; day trips and residentials (overnight short breaks); and the provision of 1:1 personal support in the school environment.
The young carers referred to our service join our age specific groups - these give the young carers a vital break from their caring role and enable them to mix with others like themselves. Our groups, day trips and residentials are supported by volunteers without whom we could not provide such valuable services.
The Young Carers Voluntary Support Worker will help with our Young Carers Groups, day trips and residentials. This involves working with the Young Carers Officer and staff to support the planning and running of group activities and in the day trips and residentials many of which take place during the school holidays.
This role is very rewarding and makes a real difference to the lives of these young people - it provides volunteers with an opportunity to build on or learn new skills and increase confidence in working with young people.