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Edinburgh Young Carers

Edinburgh Young Carers

Who we are


To make a positive difference in the lives and futures of young carers through support, information, respite and personal development and training


Provide Services

  • Person-centred emotional and practical support for young carers in groups and one-to-one 
  • Information and links to services for the families of young carers and/or to the person being cared for.
  • Opportunities for young carers to get away from their caring situation and have fun 
  • Support to facilitate social inclusion

Promote Development

  • Raise awareness of young carers and their needs 
  • Provide training to agencies and professionals 
  • Develop partnerships to address the needs of young carers 
  • Support research and provide data

Inform Policy and Practice

  • Inform local and national policy and practice 
  • Promote the rights and needs of young carers 
  • And support young carers to participate and express their own views  

All work undertaken by Edinburgh Young Carers is informed by a commitment to the following values and principles:

1. A person-centred approach to work with young carers and their families

2. Respecting, promoting and implementing young carers, children’s and young people’s rights (including the Articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989)

3. Child protection

4. Equal opportunities in all aspects of our work

5. Mutual respect for others both in and outside the organisation

6. Quality and Best Value in all aspects of our work

7. Partnership with young carers, professionals and other agencies

8. Openness and accountability

9. Social inclusion and participation

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Charity details

Registered address
57 Albion Road,

0131 475 2322

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