SUPPORTING CARERS AND FAMILIES TOGETHER

"To relieve the social, emotional, mental, physical and educational needs of Carers and their families in the county of Essex through the provision of support, person and group centered interventions, advice, guidance and sign posting to other services as appropriate".

YOUNG CARERS

Who are young Carers?Children aged 18 and under who care, or help care for a relative with: A physical or learning disability...

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ADULT CARERS

Caring is motivated by love and compassion and can be rewarding and fulfilling but emotional and physical demands on you can be...

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REFERRALS

Do you know a carer that may need a bit of help? Fill in our secure referral form and we can provide a range of support.

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VOLUNTEERING

See how you can get involved with SCAFT. View our current paid vacancies and volunteering opportunities here.

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WELCOME TO SCAFT

The object of our organisation is to relieve the social, emotional, mental, physical and educational needs of Carers and their families in the county of Essex through the provision of support, person and group centered interventions, advice, guidance and sign posting to other services as appropriate.

We offer the following carer support:

  • Young Carers aged 6-18
  • Adult Carers

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    Are you a Carer?

    Do you look after or care for a family member, friend or who has:

  • a physical or learning disability
  • mental health condition/illness
  • long term illness/condition including age related issues, HIV and Aids
  • drug and/or alcohol related issues
  • been subject to, or witnessed domestic violence
  • or perhaps cannot cope without some help.
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    We hope everyone has had a safe, if restrained, Christmas and wish you a New Year of fresh opportunities.

    Sadly with the current Covid situation, the school closures, and the expectation that the restrictions will probably soon be upgraded, we have taken the decision to suspend our group sessions until the situation improves, to ensure the safety of our young people, those they care for, and our staff. Please keep an eye out on this page for updates as they happen. We will soon be announcing revised plans to enable young carers to continue to access support remotely.
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    As we move into the new Tier 4 restrictions tonight I am relived to say that our groups remain exempt to provide vital support to our young carers.

    However, I would reiterate the information released tonight that the new virus strain is showing every indication of being more easily transmitted; therefore, those families where someone has a health vulnerability need to think carefully about whether their child should attend, in view of the increased level of risk. This must be your decision alone; however, we would be grateful if you could let us know if you chose not to continue attending at this time, so we can judge numbers for both staffing and catering.

    We wish you all a safe and Happy Christmas, mindful of the restrictions and reminding everyone that might feel isolated and lonely over the festive period that our parents and young carers Facebook groups will still be open to help support each other. If you are not already a member of the relevant group please click the appropriate heading on this page and hit Join and we'll get you joined up.

    Best Wishes, The SCAFT Team
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    Covid Update! As you will have heard over the course of the day large parts of Essex are to be moved into Tier 3 restrictions, this includes Rochford and Rayleigh.

    Unless the rules are further upgraded, I am relieved to say that our groups and schools work will be able to continue under the 'support groups' exemption.

    However, we are are also aware of the very vulnerable status of many of our young people and their families; therefore, it must remain parents decision whether their child attends our services based on their individual level of risk. We fully understand if you decide that it is safer for your child and family that they do not attend at present, but we would be grateful if you could let us know of your decision to allow us to plan for reduced numbers if needed and we look forward to seeing you once the situation improves.
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    We know that some of our carers suffer from abuse as a result of their situations, either in their own right or as a result of the conditions of those they help care for. These hateful actions of a few ignorant people can make life a misery for others and SCAFT will stand with you against these bullies. We offer a confidential support and reporting service, part of the network of accredited reporting centres in Essex. Whether you just want to talk through what's happening to you or want guidance and support in making a report the the police we can help. ... See MoreSee Less

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    WORK WITH US

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    As part of our  evening respite groups for Young Carers we provide the children/young people with a meal and we are looking for volunteers with a […]

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    Job Description   Job Title:      Session Worker Descriptive: With a primary task of supporting the Session Leader to deliver our evening youth sessions to Young […]

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    Job Description   Job Title:      Session Worker Descriptive: With a primary task of supporting the Session Leader to deliver our evening youth sessions to Young […]

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