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Edinburgh Young Carers Project - Evaluation Report 2013

12 December 2013

"Who do you belong to?"

This report summarises the findings of an independent evaluation carried out for EYCP and the services it provides for young carers.

The evaluation has been financed by the Big Lottery Fund and was carried out between May and September 2013. The evaluation had several aims including to assess the degree to which EYCP objectives are being achieved and capturing the difference EYCP makes in the lives of young carers and their families.

Information was collected in a number of ways such as independent feedback from funders, key stakeholders (including referral agencies, Board members and schools), service users themselves and their families.

The summary report is available here

The full report is available here

Also available on our Resources page


A Scary Halloween at EYCP

4 November 2013

Check out our facebook pages for lots of Halloween Party photographs!

ToYAC - Together for Young Adult Carers : Utrecht

10 October 2013

Young Adult Carers - European Round Table

MOVISIE is participating in a European project on young informal
carers: ‘Young Adult Carers’

In this project experiences and good examples of supporting young informal carers are exchanged with Scotland, Ireland, Germany and Italy. 

On October 8 Head of Service, Margaret Murphy, and a member of EYCP 16+ young carers group, Zoe Croy, visited Utrecht at the invitation of Louise Morgan, Young Carers Service Development Manager at Carers Trust.

The goal of the meeting was to gain knowledge on supporting young informal carers in participating countries, in particular in the Netherlands. The focus will shift onto the other participating countries when the European Round Table moves around the other countries.

Zoe presenting to the particioants about her experiences of being a young carer and now as a young adult carer.

EYCP Newsletter - Issue 1

30 September 2013

Welcome to the very first issue of the EYCP newsletter.

Click here to download


Edinburgh Joint Carers' Strategy

30 August 2013

The City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian recognise the crucial role that carers contribute to their communities across Edinburgh. A range of good quality support needs to be available to carers at the right time and place. This is to ensure that the individual needs of carers are met. With the advent of self directed support, there will be more opportunities to have more personalised support which will empower them through improved choice and control.

Edinburgh’s Joint Carers’ Strategy has been developed in partnership with key local stakeholders from Health, Local Authority, the voluntary sector and carers. The strategy outlines local priorities and outcomes for carers in Edinburgh for the next three years from 2014 to 2017. This integrated approach has outcomes for carers at its centre and made use of the Wisconsin Logic Model to develop the strategy. The aim is that this strategy will be the main roadmap for support and improved outcomes to both young and adult carers in Edinburgh.

There are six priority areas identified within the strategy for Edinburgh’s carers:
• identifying carers
• information and advice
• carer health and wellbeing
• short breaks / respite
• young adult carers
• personalising support for carers.

We are consulting on this draft strategy and the priority areas from 02 September until 31 October 2013. We are keen to find out what people think about this strategy.

Check out for more information and details on how you can participate in this consultation.

You can have your say on the draft strategy by completing the online form at or by requesting a consultation form from  or contacting 0131 553 8468.

Young Carers Co-ordinator E-Newsletter - Issue 1

20 August 2013

Welcome to the very first edition of this Young Carer Co-ordinator E-Newsletter, sent to you as part of the Schools Awareness Raising Campaign at Edinburgh Young Carers Project.

We hope to produce one e-newsletter each quarter to provide you with information and updates about our schools work, other EYCP service activities, and relevant local and national young carers policy and strategy.

I hope you enjoy your read!



Carers Forum on Wednesday 18th September (2pm-5pm)

13 August 2013

Money raised from Carers Week 2013

31 July 2013

A visit to Marie Curie Hospice yesterday to hand over the money raised in Carers Week 2013.

Thanks to Fiona Bushby from Marie Curie.