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Support for young carers

Lots of Young Carers feel good about what they do, but it can be hard to fit everything in. Perhaps you don't have any time to spend with your friends. If you're a Young Carer aged between 8 and 18 then Fife Young Carers would like to support you.

Fife Young Carers provides a variety of support to young carers from day trips and group activities to individual support. The type of support a young carer receives depends upon their circumstances and is decided by their support worker.

Getting it Right for
Young Carers, Summary

Getting it Right for
Young Carers

Jake & Julia
Fife Young Carers

Individual Support

individual support

If  a young carer is experiencing difficulties such as bullying, problems with attending school or coping with their caring role a support worker can offer individual help to work through their problems. A support worker will also act as an advocate (someone who speaks on someone else's behalf) for young carers.

Support groups

group support

Fife Young Carers run fortnightly support groups  for juniors (aged 8-12) and seniors (12-18) in various places around Fife. 

Our group nights are about having fun and getting a break from a caring responsibility. We do a whole variety of activities from arts and crafts and baking to playing games and sport! A support worker is available at group nights to discuss any worries or problems.

It's also a chance to meet other young carers.

Here are some pictures of our group nights:





Residential and Day trips

residental support

Once a year we take some of our young carers away on a residential trip. We also organise day trips in the holidays. It gives them a break from caring and a chance to experience new opportunities.
Here are some pictures of our trips:





Information and advice

information support


If a young carer needs information on an illness that is affecting the person they are caring for then we are here to help. Our Information and Liaison Worker will find the information they are looking for. 

Raising Awareness


Fife Young Carers are working to raise awareness of young carers with schools, colleges and the wider public.
We are undertaking a pilot scheme in schools at the moment.


Carers Assessments

If a young carer is providing care regularly then they may be entitled to a Young Carers Assessment. This is when someone (usually a Social Worker) will ask them questions about the caring they do and see if they can help to make things easier for them. If a young carer thinks an assessment would help them they should get in touch with Fife Young Carers.



We publish a newsletter 4 times a year so that everyone knows what we've been doing and the plans we have for the next few months.

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