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 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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    Sadly we have been forced to cancel tonight's Rayleigh Secondary Young Carers group at St. Michael's (Monday 5th October) due to staff sickness, which we hasten to add is non-Covid related. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Although we know that most of our families are hyper aware with regard to infection control already; due to reports of a significant number of children being sent home from school not telling their parents that they are required to self-isolate, we must remind everyone that if your child has been sent home from school they must self-isolate and NOT attend our groups until they have completed the specified quarantine period. ... See MoreSee Less

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    I'm very pleased to say that following a review of the new government and Public Health England rules on social gatherings we are able to resume our respite groups once again, as they are currently exempt from the Rule of 6.

    We will restart on Monday 21st September with the Rayleigh Secondary Group. We would remind parents that although the guidance says we are safe to run these groups it is for them to make the ultimate decision as to whether it is safe for their children to attend, dependent on their personal circumstances.

    We would also like to remind those attending that they must still observe social distancing and have a face covering for use where they cannot; those who do not comply may be sent home. Those who travel by taxi will be required to wear a face covering during the journey. If your child is not capable or willing to abide by these rules then it will be safer for all concerned if they do not attend until the situation allows more relaxed conditions.
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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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