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Attend our free young carers CPD webinar

Gary Seath 3 weeks ago

Education Support

Attend our free CPD module during Carers Week (10-16 June 2024).

Our co-learning session explores the experiences of young carers within armed forces and veteran families, recognising the various circumstances that lead to children from this community gaining additional caring responsibilities.

This session introduces being a young carer from the perspectives of children and young people from armed forces communities.

The co-learning space will provide opportunities for participants to learn from each other and to reflect on the information provided by young people.

 

Limited spaces available. Book your free space to avoid disappointment.

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We’re delivering our free module for educators, professionals and policymakers during Carers Week 2024, and this year’s theme is about ‘putting carers on the map’.

A young carer can be anyone, aged 25 and under, who cares for a friend or family member who, due to illness, a disability, a mental health problem, or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.

The role of a young carer can vary considerably. It can include physical and personal care, help with practical tasks, providing emotional support, managing prescriptions and administering medicine, looking after siblings and much more.

 

A staggering 82% of carers surveyed by Carers UK said the impact of caring on their physical and mental health would be a challenge over the coming year, with nearly 60% adding that being valued as a carer would improve their wellbeing.

Over 80% of children and young people from armed forces communities that have engaged with Forces Children Scotland have told the charity that have faced unique challenges to mental health and wellbeing.

There are over 13,000 children and young people from armed forces communities living in Scotland. Some have permanent caring responsibilities for loved ones whereas some may take on temporary caring responsibilities when a parent is deployed.

Here’s your opportunity to learn more about how life can prove different for these young carers, compared to peers who aren’t from this community.

 

Limited spaces available. Book your free space to avoid disappointment.

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Here’s a short introduction.

Listen to some of the experiences of young carers from armed forces communities.
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