Want to make Scotland a better place for young and young adult carers? Register your interest in the exciting Empowering Professionals to support Young Carers (EPYC) project!

EPYC youth consultation in Scotland with young carers holding EPYC logosAre you between 13 and 24 years old?

Do you care, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without your support?

If you answered yes to these questions, the Empowering Professionals to support Young Carers (EPYC) project could be for you!

What is the EPYC project and why should you get involved?

Thanks to funding provided by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme, a group of organisations from Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and Austria are working to find new ways to support young carers.

Each country involved in the EPYC project will develop a new tool, which we hope will help youth professionals - like teachers, social worker or youth workers - to better support young carers.

We will then trial the tool to see how it can help make Scotland a better place for young and young adult carers to grow up in.

Get involved now

Sound interesting? Register your interest or find out more about this fantastic new project by contacting:

  • Louise Morgan, Carers Trust Scotland, Young Carers Development Manager Working with the SYCSA – lmorgan@carers.org
  • Paul Traynor, Carers Trust Scotland, Policy and Campaigns Officer (Young and Young Adult Carers) – ptraynor@carers.org

Visit the EPYC project website for more information about the project and subscribe to the newsletter.

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