If you are an unpaid carer, you can still access free Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs). From 18th April, you can order test kits in the usual way online by clicking this link: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests Or, if unable to order online, call 119 and tell them that you’re an unpaid carer who lives in Scotland.
EYC will be closed over Christmas and New Year, but you can still access support. EYC are taking a little break over the festive period to recharge our batteries, ready to come back and deliver a great service full of zest and ideas in 2022. We will be closed from 24th December and back in […]
As we all know, Flu and COVID-19 are both serious and at this time of year it is especially important to protect ourselves and those most vulnerable. NHS Scotland has launched a free online booking system for all unpaid carers, including young carers, to book their Flu abs and COVID-19 top-up vaccines. The site will […]
We have two new job vacancies at EYC: Young Carer Development Worker (Part Time – 17.5 hours) Finance & Administration Assistant (Part Time – 14 hours) Please visit our Vacancies page for more info!
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]