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"Getting It right for Young Carers" is the Scottish Government’s strategy to support young carers and young adult carers.Outcomes:I work in:Caring for:Location:
Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.I work in:I work with:
Young adult carers are transitioning from childhood into adulthood, and they often go unidentified and unsupported.
The Carers’ Hub can be used in consultation with carers and local services as a tool to map local carer need and service provision.Area of Care:I work in:
Thanks to funding provided by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme, a group of organisations from Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and Austria are working to find new ways to support young carers.