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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    With so much free time there has been a massive boost in interest in live streaming apps such as Tik Tok, and they can be great fun; but, do you know how to judge if a challenge is physically safe to do or whether it might leave you open to exploitation? If something feels wrong or uncomfortable don't do it just because everyone else is. We've all seen video clips online of people getting seriously hurt, abused or embarrassed doing things they probably wouldn't have, if they hadn't been egged into it by others. Real friends won't ask you to do something that is going to harm you in any way.

    Here are some activities that might help you think about the risks and ways of protecting yourself or your children.

    For 5-7's www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/5-7s/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&u...

    For 8-11's www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/8-10s/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&...

    For 11-13's www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/11-13s/?utm_source=Thinkuknow...

    For 14+ www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/14-plus/?utm_source=Thinkukno...
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    Sorry if this is one survey too many but many organisations are desperate to find out how people are doing in the current situation and are limited in how they can make contact. Please take a look..... www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FTZ8Z9P ... See MoreSee Less

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    Channel 4 News have asked us to ask our young carers to participate in a survey to look at the impact of lockdown on them. Please follow the link to take part. www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWB3G3P ... See MoreSee Less

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    It seems very appropriate as we begin Carers Week, which is all about recognising the amazing contribution unpaid carers make to their families and local communities and giving them a voice, that we are able to announce that thanks to the generosity of the Ragdoll Foundation we will be commencing work on a project titled 'In Our Shoes 2' as soon as it is safe enough to resume 'normal' services and restrictions are lifted.

    Most of you probably won't remember SCAFT's original 'In My Shoes' project nearly 10 years ago, which gave young carers a voice through the creation of a short film to enable them to explain what being a young carer meant to them, the responsibilities they carried and the frustrations they faced. This timely and welcome funding from Ragdoll Foundation means we are able to revisit the project for a new generation, who face both the same challenges and some unique to the times we now live in.

    The project also aims to give our young carers new skills through participating in the creative process, from concept, throughout production and completion; and the aim is also to demonstrate the positive power of the technology in their pockets by using mobile phones, tablets and laptops to film and edit.

    You can see In My Shoes 1 here >>>>
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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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