Youth Advisory Group

Introducing our newly established Young Adult Carer Advisory Group! Made up of ten young adult carers from across Scotland, our Group sets out to:

  • Advise Carers Trust Scotland on youth engagement work.
  • Lead on consultation activities for young carers and young adult carers to have their voices heard.
  • Raise awareness of the issues impacting young carers and young adult carers.
Consultation 2020

As our Scottish Young Carers Festival was moved online this year, our YAC Advisory Group have been helping us shape the consultation activities in 2020!

Consultation with young carers is a huge part of the Festival and it is so important that young people continue to have their voice heard in 2020!  This consultation provides key decision makers with an understanding of the issues most important to young carers!

Our Group have worked with Carers Trust Scotland staff and Scottish Government to create our 2020 questions.  Education, mental health and the impact of COVID-19 were really important to the YAC Advisory Group.

If you are a young carer, aged 11 – 18, you can complete our online survey here

We will also be running our “Quick Fire Questions” every Friday through our Instagram polls.  Check out our Scottish Young Carers Instagram page here: @ycscotland

Our consultation will close on Friday 4th December at 12pm.  Our YAC Advisory Group will then meet to review the findings and raise awareness of the key issues!

If you would like to find out more about our work or how to get involved, please contact our Youth Engagement Officer Nicola Bell: nbell@carers.org