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EYC response to Depute Prime Minister's statement

9 March 2017

"Edinburgh Young Carers Project welcomes the statement made by the Deputy First Minister in the Scottish parliament yesterday. The Named Person service is of great importance to young carers, from the very young to those over 16 years of age, as many do not know where to go to get the support they need. Having a central point of contact for advice and support, which the Named person will provide to young carers, will be greatly helpful to them. We welcome that the Deputy First Minister has made it clear that sharing information with or by the Named Person will be done on the basis of consent, except for exceptional circumstances such as where there is significant risk of harm. Young carers and their families want to be involved in discussing and arranging the help and support they need.”

Margaret Murphy, Chief Executive

Read full statement on GIRFEC website HERE


"Coping is difficult, but I feel proud" - Report Launched

2 March 2017

Coping is difficult, but I feel proud 

Perspectives on mental health and wellbeing of young carers

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Carers Trust Scotland and Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance report has been launched recently.

Get a copy by clicking here

A tweet from The First Minister...

26 January 2017

100 Schools Challenge!

25 January 2017

100 Schools Challenge!

Young Carers Awareness Day – Thursday 26th January

Edinburgh Young Carers Project’s Schools Awareness Raising Campaign is asking 100 schools across Edinburgh to display information about young carers on Young Carers Awareness Day for our 100 Schools Challenge.

We are asking the schools to email a photo of their young carers display to us on Thursday 26th January which we can post on Twitter to highlight the work that schools in Edinburgh are doing for young carers. If the school has a twitter username then we can also include the school in the tweet.

We will be using the hashtag #100schoolschallenge. Our aim is to post as many photos as possible showing schools in Edinburgh doing their bit to raise awareness about young carers. We will also be visiting a number of the schools on the day.

The challenge aims to raise awareness about young carers and to highlight the work that schools and young carers projects are doing for young carers in Edinburgh.

Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport, plans to visit one of the schools with us on 26th January.

Look out for us on twitter on the day!

@EYCP             #100schoolschallenge             #sharingourcaring

Please re-tweet and share our tweets!

Kirsty Miguda – Schools Project Manager

Shona James – Schools Development Worker

Reducing the impact of caring on young carers lives

19 January 2017

Thanks to STV Children’s Appeal for their recent donation. This will go towards providing respite for lots of young carers.

Emergency Contacts for Christmas

21 December 2016

Christmas Day Lunch at Easter Road Stadium

21 December 2016

‘A GameChanger Christmas’ at Hibernian FC’s Easter Road stadium, for those in need.

A full 3 course Christmas lunch will be provided and some small fun games.

Attached below is a poster for the event which is running on Christmas Day from 12.30pm - around 4pm/4.30pm. 

Gamechanger Poster

Click to open the poster in a PDF format.

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs Newsletter Dec 2016

21 December 2016

The latest newsletter from Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs, It has some interesting news and also the hours their helpline is open during the Christmas and New Year period.

Newletter - SFAD Christmas 2016

Click above link to download.