Young carers do not have the same opportunities as other young people due to their caring role. This can be caring for a parent with physical/mental health problems, alcohol/drugs/substance misuse. Caring can also be, where a parent has had to spend a lot of time with a child in the family that requires extra attention, examples of this could be having ADHD, Autism, physical disabilities or learning difficulties. Helping to care for a brother or sister can leave a young person feeling left out and confused as to why they do not get the same amount of attention. This can often lead on to a young person resenting their brother or sister.
Please contact us to find out when this opportunity takes place.
drivers will have a contact number for development worker regarding any concerns.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - yes - monthly 40p per mile
An understanding that all children/young people are different, behave in different ways and come form a variety of backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Sense of humour and ability to laugh at ones self. Punctuality.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
No restrictions were specified.
Informal Chat; References
No, not for this opportunity.
From Young Carers home in West Fife to Inverkiething on Wednesdays (5.30 - 8) as well as school holidays and occasional weekends.
This opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).
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