News Archive 2015

Winter Warmers 2015 Appeal

22 October 2015


We are looking at providing winter clothing, food and Christmas gifts over the festive period again this year

And your support would be greatly appreciated.

1-3 young carers are living in poverty at the moment. We are asking you to buy an extra gift this year that

we can give to a disadvantaged young carer. As young carers don’t often put themselves first, this is a great way to show appreciation for all the hard work they do throughout the year.

We have set up a just give page specially for this cause, which we would be extremely grateful if you could distribute.

Schools Awareness Raising Campaign 2010 – 2015

7 July 2015

EYCP Annual Report 2014 – 2015

12 June 2015

#sharingourcaring Young Carers Art Trail

10 June 2015

The art trail has been a hit. Keep up to date via our twitter and facebook pages.

Carers Week 8-14 June 2015

27 May 2015

Young Carers Art Trail #sharingourcaring

Each age group at EYCP will create a piece of art to be displayed at various venues throughout Edinburgh City. Displays will also be placed in The Scottish Widows Building Reception and Waverly court for professional awareness and support.

There is a map that shows the trail, here: MAP

Keep a look out for regular updates here and on our facebook and twitter pages…

Art in HealthCare 2015

27 April 2015

The EYCP mural was on display at St Marys Cathedral on Palmerston place. Good work ycs…..

Soulight Application

24 March 2015

The 12-15 group had tried a new mental health apps that is under construction.

If you would like to sign up to try the beta (test) version click the link below:

Scottish Youth Parliament Elections 2015

2 March 2015

As of this morning, voting is underway for the Scottish Youth Parliament elections, please publicise any way that you can to young people eligible to vote (aged 12-25). The voting period lasts until Friday 13th March.

The candidate details for all areas can be found here:

In Edinburgh there are 3 uncontested constituencies (South, Pentlands and West) and 3 contested constituencies (Easter, Central and Northern and Leith).

Young people can vote for candidates in any one constituency using the ‘single transferrable vote system. Voting is online and can be accessed at this direct link:

Young people need their Young Scot number to vote, or they can get a temporary number from  their school, library or community centre. Young people can vote via any web device, so there is no need to provide a ‘polling booth’ or similar – but if you wanted to make a computer or tablet available as a polling station, even for just a little while, that would be appreciated.


You can keep track on twitter and Facebook:

#sypelex #syped15

@officialsyp @edyouthissues

Stills Gallery "Selfie" Workshop 2015

27 January 2015

Members of EYCP 12-15 & 16+ groups attended a photography taster workshop at Stills Gallery on Cockburn Street. The theme was "Selfies". Thanks to Mo and Claire at Stills.

Hopefully this will lead to a young carers photography group in the near future….