Job Vacancy – Schools Co-ordinator

Job Vacancy – Schools Co-ordinator

Hold the press – we have a new vacancy! We’re looking for the ideal person to join our lively and dedicated team in the role of Schools Co-ordinator, to raise awareness of young carers and provide training and support to schools and HE/FE establishments across Edinburgh. If you or somebody you know might be interested, […]

Read All About It! Our EYC Newsletter

Read All About It! Our EYC Newsletter

We’re excited to publish our February 2024 Newsletter – with information on upcoming events, free activities, interesting info and also a ‘Meet The Team’ section, complete with smiley faces! Our thanks to Bella (EYC Membership – Info & Advice Officer) and Jamielee (5-9s Development Worker) for bringing this to life! Newsletter – February 2024

Run for EYC?

Run for EYC?

Are you training to run in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival? Hats off to you if you are! If you’re looking for a charity to raise funds for, we would love for you to consider running to support young carers. Fitness, fun and fundraising for a fantastic cause (if we do say so ourselves)! If you’re […]

EYC Service Evaluation

EYC Service Evaluation

The Results Are In! We always strive to deliver a great service to our young people, but what do they – and their families – really think? It’s paramount that our young people themselves help to steer our service in the direction that will provide them with the most benefits, and also important to ensure […]

Book your ticket for the first Young Carers in Education Conference (#YCIE2023)

Book your ticket for the first Young Carers in Education Conference (#YCIE2023) Book your ticket for the first Young Carers in Education Conference YCIE2023

Book your ticket  Research about and with young carers shows that they do better when they feel supported. Being supported means being seen, heard, and understood. Being supported means being found in the first place. Here in Edinburgh, Space, Capital Carers, and Edinburgh Young Carers have been working together on an exciting schools project. You […]

EYC is hiring!

EYC is hiring!

We have two exciting brand new roles to fill starting in April – spread the word! We are very excited to be advertising two brand new posts at EYC: Young Carers Information and Advice Officer Young Carers Group Development Worker Both roles are full time at 35 hours per week and are 1 year temporary […]

Access to Lateral Flow Tests

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: Or, if unable to order online, call 119 and tell them that you’re an unpaid carer who lives in Scotland.

Emergency Support over Christmas

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 […]

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 […]

EYC vacancy

Would you like to work with us? EYC currently have a vacancy for a Permanent, Part-Time Development Worker within our Drug & Alcohol Service team. We’re looking for a suitably experienced person who will be committed developing our Service and providing a high quality service to Young Carers in Edinburgh between the ages of 5 […]

Vaccines for Unpaid Carers

Information for unpaid carers on the COVID vaccines Are you, or is somebody you know an unpaid carer that might want to know more about vaccination? The National Carer Organisations have drafted a joint FAQ about the COVID-19 Vaccines and information for unpaid carers. You can find this here:

BBC Support for Learning

As we head back into the new school term, unfortunately, due to the new COVID restrictions, pupils will be at home learning online once more – but there is help! BBC are offering support for learning across TV and online platforms for students of all ages.

Have Your Say

Calling all Young Carers, Parents and Guardians! Edinburgh’s Children’s Partnership is really eager to hear the views of Parents/Guardians and Carers across Edinburgh. If you are a Parent/Guardian or Young Carer and live in Edinburgh, they would like to hear how you coped during the initial COVID-19 lockdown period and how they can best respond […]

New and Existing Vacancies

Would you like to work with us, or do you know someone that would? We have three brand new posts and several other vacancies at EYC. Please see our Vacancies page for full details. Partnership Young Carer Development Worker (FT) Partnership Operations & Development Officer (PT) Sibling Young Carer Development Worker (PT, Temp) Board of […]


Would you like to work with us? We currently have vacancies for Sessional Youth Workers, Volunteer Group Supporters and Board Members. Please see our Vacancies page for more info!

Test & Protect – Your Details

Information for young carers, parents and guardians EYC will be following the Scottish Government’s Test & Protect Guidance when we return to our face-to-face support delivery.  This means that, if requested by NHS contact tracers, we will provide the names and telephone numbers of anyone who has had close contact with someone testing positive for […]

How Are You?

Looking after your mental health and general wellbeing is really important at at any time, and particularly important when the world feels a bit strange. Young Scot have produced some helpful resources under their ‘Aye Feel’ initiative for keeping on top of your mental wellbeing. Have a look at their site to see some positive […]

Young Carers – We Need Your Voice!

We know that young carers in Scotland are severely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, but we need to raise more awareness. Help Carers Trust Scotland get your voice heard Coronavirus is having a disproportionate impact on the lives of unpaid carers. A recent Carers UK survey found that 70% of carers are providing more care […]

Get the best out of learning at home

Advice for both young people and parents and guardians With schools closed during the Coronavirus pandemic, much of the world has had to adjust to a new way of learning and the challenges that come without having the structure of school. The guides below from City of Edinburgh Psychological Services give some helpful advice on […]

Food for Good – help for families

Food for Good is an initiative offering families a one-off delivery of nutritious meals for those most in need. If you are struggling to get out for food shopping and need to provide a meal for your family, click on the link below and fill out the form:

Coronavirus Community Assistance Directory

Find and offer help in your community SCVO launches helpful website for families and individuals If you are looking for information, advice, support or want to help out, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has launched a useful website where you’ll find lots of information: Use their search option to find help with: […]

Free meals for families in need

If you or your family would like some support with food over this time of isolation, Scran Academy are offering deliveries of free meals to homes that need it. Help offered Scran Academy and PrepTable are offering free nutritious and filling meals delivered to people’s homes: 3 days per week with a meal for every […]

Coronavirus update 17.03.20

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE Whilst Coronavirus is having an impact across the globe, EYC want to assure young carers and their families that we will still be providing a service as much as we are possibly able.  While the schools are still open, we be running a limited service.  Some small groups will continue to run and […]

EYC Impact Report 2023

We are pleased to be able to share our Impact Report for 2023, which showcases the support we have been able to offer to young carers and young adult carers across the City last year. We hope you enjoy reading about this as much as our staff and volunteer teams have enjoyed delivering it all!

Development Worker Vacancy – 1 Year FT Maternity Cover – closes 10/09/23

Development Worker Vacancy – 1 Year FT Maternity Cover – closes 10/09/23

We are currently looking to fill a position within our Young Carer Development Worker team – do you know anyone that might be interested? Young Carers Development Worker (Under 12’s) Temporary (1 Year) FT | 35 hours per week | £28,722 pro-rata (starting) Closing date: Sunday 10th September Interviews: Thursday 21st September EYC are looking for […]

New Vacancy at EYC! (Closes 10/07/23)

Would you like to join our team? We are recruiting NOW! Young Carers Development Worker (Drug & Alcohol Team) Permanent PT | 21 hours per week | £28,722 pro-rata (starting) Closing date: Monday 10th July at 12pm Interviews: Tuesday 18th July EYC are looking for a suitably experienced and qualified applicant to join the service […]