Later this year, the Young Carers Hub will be launching a Young Carers identification card in partnership with NHS Tayside. This ID card will be offered to all young carers registered with the service. It is hoped that the card will allow young people to be better recognised by professionals as a young carer, specifically in schools and by health professionals.
We would note at this point that the ID cards are a pilot to see how well the ID cards work and the first phase is to distribute cards to 8-12 years olds, followed by secondary age young carers at a later date.
The Carers Trust have worked with the Scottish Government and with young carer services to develop a Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 Jargon Buster for Young Carers.
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community.
The Young Carers Team had a very busy Easter Holiday. Arranging different day trips from Crazy Golf to Trampolining with lots and lots of Easter Eggs in between!