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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    Please be aware that due to unfortunate illness the SCAFT office will not be manned as much as usual for a while. Those who would normally have transport to sessions or who need help on a one off basis must therefore plan ahead and ensure that we are aware of your need as far in advance as possible, but by MIDDAY on the session date, at the very latest! Anyone attempting to book or change transport arrangements after this time may be disappointed. ... See MoreSee Less

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    2 weeks ago

    SCAFT - Supporting Carers & Families Together

    We hope everyone had a great summer and is looking forward to returning to school and for our young carers sessions to restart. The first session back will be Rayleigh Secondary on Monday 9th Sept, followed by Rochford Secondary on Wednesday 11th, Rochford Primary on Monday 16th and Rayleigh Primary on Tuesday 17th. The One2One schools work will also resume week beginning 9th Sept, once the schools have settled back into their routines. ... See MoreSee Less

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    As many of you will know we have been attempting to maintain our Adult Carers service against a background of severely reduced funding. It is with great regret that we have to announce that this Fridays Adult Carers Café in Rayleigh will be the last café in both Rochford or Rayleigh, for the foreseeable future. Following falling attendances and the difficulties in attracting funding the Board took the decision to suspend the café meetings until adequate resources could be found to deliver a full and effective service.☹️ ... See MoreSee Less

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    2 months ago

    SCAFT - Supporting Carers & Families Together

    We would like to Congratulate our Young Carer Support Worker, Louise, as she receives her degree today, a well earned reward for several years of hard study and supporting our young people at the same time🏆🎖🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

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    WORK WITH US

    Posted 6 months 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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    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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