Category: News

Congratulations, Edinburgh Academy!

Edinburgh Young Carers are thrilled to announce that The Edinburgh Academy is the first school to gain the We Recognise, and We Develop We Care; Schools for Young Carers Award. By progressing to the We Develop stage, the Edinburgh Academy has demonstrated that they have built a solid whole-school approach to identifying and supporting young […]

Seasonal Flu Vaccines for Children

Seasonal flu can be serious, even for children. You can help protect children and young people by getting them a free seasonal flu vaccination. Parents and guardians of 2-5 year olds will be sent an appointment letter in the post, whilst children of school age will be able to get their vaccinations in school, via […]

WeCare: Schools for Young Carers

Schools gain award for going the extra mile to support young carers! Edinburgh Young Carers are thrilled to announce that four schools have been granted the We Care, Schools for Young Carers Award. Despite incredibly challenging circumstances, two schools in Edinburgh and a school in Fife have achieved the Award which celebrates good practice in […]

COVID-19 in Scotland – Impact on Unpaid Carers

COVID-19 in Scotland – Impact on Unpaid Carers

Carers Trust Scotland Research “Between November 2020 to May 2021, Carers Trust Scotland carried out research to understand the experiences and challenges that the pandemic led to in Scotland for unpaid carers, and consequently, carer support workers and carer services. Many unpaid carers found that they were spending more time caring, with less opportunity to […]

EU Settlement Scheme

URGENT: Deadline is 30th June for those looking to gain Settlement status in UK – applies to children of foreign nationals even if they were born in the UK All EU/EEA/Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme for Settled or Pre-Settled status by 30th June […]

Young Carer Statement

Have you got your Young Carer Statement? All young carers and young adult carers are entitled to a Young Carer Statement – an initiative which can help identify the right support for young carers and their families. To find out more about this or talk about getting YOUR Young Carer Statement, EYC young carers can […]

Back to School: Support for Schools

Information and support for schools for when pupils return Pupils will soon be returning to school in person after another, longer, lockdown, and many may find adjusting back to the school setting more difficult this time around, especially if they are also young carers. This guide may be useful if you are a school looking […]