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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    Many of those young people that have been with us for a while will remember the annual trip to Stubbers Outdoor Centre, which sadly we've had to suspend in recent years due to the high cost. I'm pleased to say that thanks to a grant from Essex County Council we are able to reinstate a trip for this year, which will be during the Easter holiday, on Friday 12th April. The actual list of activities included is not confirmed yet; however, I can say that given the time of year we will NOT be undertaking any water based activities.

    We will travel by coach to arrive at Stubbers for around 9am and leave to return home at around 4.30pm. There will be pickup/drop-off points for the coach in Rochford, Hockley and Rayleigh. Places will be limited so please ensure you book on 01268 741811, in good time and we will require a £5 deposit per family (refundable on attendance).

    YOUR PLACE WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED/SECURE UNTIL WE HAVE RECEIVED THE £5 DEPOSIT, which may either dropped to the office or handed to the session leader at a group session.

    (Unfortunately deposits are necessary due to significant numbers of people booking and then not turning up in the past, thus wasting spaces for others who could have gone).
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    Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are having to cancel the Rochford Secondary young carers session planned for Wednesday 27th February, as the venue isn't available. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Following on from the success of our young carers conference last week we're pleased to announce that two of our volunteers were honoured at the RRAVS Volunteer Awards 2019 tonight. Ron Coutts was shortlisted in the Adult Volunteer catagory for his dedication and commitment, as well as his work providing Maths booster sessions to young carers and for his creation of the young carers garden club at the Rayleigh sessions. Jo Rimmington was awarded Young Volunteer of the Year for her contribution to SCAFT's Rochford Primary group, always smiling and ready to help. ... See MoreSee Less

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    For Your Diaries - First Aid training for our young carers:

    We have managed to arrange first aid training for each of the young carers groups at a level appropriate to their respective ages. Whilst they will obviously benefit from any information they gain from the sessions it would clearly be advantageous if they attend ALL the sessions for their group as this will entitle them to a first aid certificate, (unfortunately missing a session will mean they miss out on this.)

    The session dates for each group are:

    Rayleigh Secondary 25th Feb, 11th & 25th Mar
    Rayleigh Primary 5th & 19th Mar
    Rochford Secondary 27th Feb 13th & 27th Mar
    Rochford Primary 4th & 18th Mar.
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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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    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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