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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:
Young adult carers are transitioning from childhood into adulthood, and they often go unidentified and unsupported.
Guidance on some of the challenges young adult carers face in employment, including a young adult carers experiences of employment.
Your workplace could have policy in place that specifically deals with issues that carers could face for example periods of absence or requesting flexible working.
Following the successful delivery of two About Time Grant programmes, Time for Change and Take Action and Support which addressed issues that can lead to young adult carers becoming disengaged from society, independent evaluations of the two programmes have been produced.I work in:
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.