North Lanarkshire Young Carers is a project run by Action For Children. Our project has been in existence for over 22 years, and we are funded by the North Lanarkshire Health & Social Care partnership. Our project offers group supports, individuals supports, short breaks and Young Carers Statements to all young carers within North Lanarkshire. Action For Children has been in existence for over 145 years in the UK.
- From 28th August 2018 to 31st March 2019
- Award: £9,800 via Call 1
- Data published on 360Giving
- Charity registered in Scotland SC038092
To support our Young carers, their families and our staff to meet the requirements of the Carers Act for Young Carers and meet the outcomes for Young carers, we would like to purchase 3 Microsoft Surface Laptops and the required software internet access to allow our Young carers to complete their Young carers Statements within our project and in the community. (we want to design a Suite where YC and staff can complete and process the YCS) The laptops would also allow our Young carers to access and investigate potential short break availability and allow them to apply for short break support while at our project. We would also like to purchase the required software to ensure confidentiality as well as the ability to record the statistics needed for the Scottish Government, in a safe and secure way. The larger part of our funding relates to us getting a project website built specifically around the carers Act and the requirements around the young carers statement. This would allow us to communicate with existing and potential Young carers around the Carers Act. It will allow us to arrange assessments, referral processing and update the public in NL on the Young carers part of the act. We would be able to provide information on the act as well as being able to communicate with potential Young carers and their families. This would be a secure site with limited capabilities. The site would be designed to require minimal upkeep and staff (existing admin) would be guided on this by Skylark Technology.