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Coronavirus Advice for Young Carers

If you are a Young Carer and would like some help to deal with your caring situation during the coronavirus outbreak, or have any questions, please get in touch with your support worker or contact any of the team on 01738 567076.

The Young Scot site has also got some great advice to help you work things out, stay well and get support. 

Young Scot - Coronavirus Information for Young People

You can also find more information and advice by following the link:

Coronavirus Advice for Unpaid Carers

 

New Digital Opportunities for Young Carers

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Young Scot is not currently able to send out physical rewards packs to young carers. On a positive note, they have developed new and exciting digital opportunities available for young carers as part of the Young Carers Package, all of which are accessible from home. 

  • What is the Young Scot Young Carers Package?

A package of benefits for long-term young carers aged 11 - 18 to recognise the important role they play and support them to make the most of their free time.

  • What's on offer?

Young carers can enter prize draws to win and make direct claims of online vouchers and subscriptions including Netflix and Amazon e-vouchers and the Headspace Mindfulness App. New opportunities will be added in the coming weeks to help young carers and their families to stay connected, entertained and to promote health and wellbeing. 

Other rewards include Hey Girls sanitary products e-voucher, phone top-ups (O2, Vodafone, Three) and ASDA e-voucher. New opportunities will be added, too.

  • How can you access the package?

If a young carer is aged 12-18 and already signed up to the package, they will find these rewards on their Membership dashboard.

If a young carer is not yet signed up for the package then please encourage them to do so.

Firstly the young carer must become a Young Scot Member and will need their Young Scot National Entitlement Card to hand. 

The next step is to apply for the package, they should simply select 'Apply for Young Carers Package' under 'My Membership'.  

‚ÄčIf a young carer is under aged 11, they will not be able to access the package through Young Scot Membership due to data protection restrictions. However, those who are aged 11 will be able to complete an online form to apply for interim support through the package until they turn 12. When eligibility has been approved we shall share one digital reward by email to a trusted adult named by the applicant, who can support the young carer to access. This reward will be a £20 Amazon e-voucher for the next few weeks and may change. 

Visit the Young Scot New Digital Opportunities for Young Carers page for further information and support.

Penumbra has created a pack to help you explore and manage how you think and feel during these unprecedented times. This pack will support you to:

  • Plan how you and your family manage social distancing or as it’s also called physical distancing
  • Support friends and family who are finding this time difficult
  • Help you get through periods when things are feeling more difficult
  • Make realistic plans
  • Manage your own wellbeing

Click the link below to access the pack

Responding to Change: How to Manage Your Wellbeing During Covid-19

 

Updated on: 22/04/2020 

 

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