Further and Higher Education - How Colleges and Universities may support you in your caring role:
Going to college or university can seem a scary and overwhelming prospect to young people who care for a family member. However, going into further education can be extremely rewarding and open up doors to give you a more positive future.
There are many colleges/universities that support carers and have policies and procedures already in place, so you will not be disadvantaged when beginning your course. Student Unions will also have advice and suggestions to support you throughout your time at college/university.
Some carers try to juggle their caring role whilst trying to hold down a job. Some of the issues working carers may face include:
Partners within Perth and Kinross including PKAVS, Local Authority and NHS are behind one of the key activities to support major local employers, to become Carer Positive Employers by meeting the standards of the Scottish Government-backed Carers Positive Kitemark scheme.
The aim of the scheme is to:
For more information this please contact Perth Council on 01738 475000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to be come a Carer Positive Employer in Scotland and wouldl ikemore infomration please contact 0141 4453070 or email email@example.com.
Alternatively visit www.carerpositive.org/apply for an application form.
Organisations who may be able to advise on practical issues or general inquiries regarding carers and your caring role.
Information and advice about equipment and technology that may make your caring role a little easier.
Short Breaks fund for young carers opens https://www.pkavscarershub.org.uk/time-for-me-time-to-live