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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    For your information....Supermarket Morrison’s has teamed up with family favourite Heinz to help people cope with soaring costs during the cost-of-living crisis. The new initiative offers visitors a discreet, free lunch for those who need it. Simply ask for ‘Henry’ at a Morrison’s café and you will receive a free hot meal. No questions asked!Inspired by the work of Henry J. Heinz, the founder of Heinz and a well-known philanthropist, the company are pledging over 160,000 meals to people across the UK from today, 26th October 2022. The offer will run until November 6th 2022. When you ask for ‘Henry’ at one of the 400 Morrison’s cafes across the country, you will be given a free jacket potato and baked beans. The company hopes to feed children up and down the country who are on half term, as well as anyone else in need, no matter your age. ... See MoreSee Less
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    Event AlertJoshua (and Me) is a one woman show about being a sibling to someone who is autistic; giving a voice to young people with responsibilities of care. It follows the story of Hannah from 7 years old, to 18years old, growing up with her autistic brother, and coming to terms with what it means to be a sibling carer.Reviews have included:‘A masterclass in storytelling’“A thoughtful and engaging production that tells the kind of story not heard often enough on stage.”“Not only does she let us into her world, but she helps us to understand her brother's, and it is truly heartwarming”As well as the main performances at Twenty One Café, Southend, there will also be some workshops for sibling carers. For booking information please go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/joshua-and-me Quote J&ME22 when booking your tickets, to get the discounted price of £2. ... See MoreSee Less
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    WORK WITH US

    Posted 4 years ago

    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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    Posted 4 years ago

    Description: Volunteering with SCAFT (Supporting Carers And Families Together) is an opportunity to have some fun, whilst making a positive contribution to the lives of Young […]

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