In Your Corner is a service that provides advice, support and guidance to young adult carers aged between 16-25 living in Edinburgh.
What is a young carer?
A young person who provides practical/emotional support to another person, due to their ill-health, mental/physical disability, long term illness or drug or alcohol abuse.
How might being a young carer affect you?
Being a young carer can be a stressful role and you may find it difficult to ask for help.
Some of the issues young carers face can include:
- Feelings of guilt, anger or isolation.
- Feeling lonely and missing out on social activities.
- Struggling to manage on a low income.
- Having trouble taking part in educational activities or work.
- Feeling physically tired and sore from heavy lifting.
How can In Your Corner help?
Our service aims to identify and support young carers. We can offer:
One to one time with a Project Worker
Your Project Worker will help you to identify what you want to achieve and support you to seek opportunities for education, employment or leisure.
These give you the opportunity to meet with other young carers, have fun and take a break from your caring role.
Information and advice
We can help you access other services which may be able to provide you with additional support, practically, emotionally or financially. This can include benefits advice.
We can help you to access training that you may need for your caring role, or your own personal development. This can include moving and handling training, mental health awareness training and dementia training, among many others.
Click here to access Referral Form (Word Document Submission)
Click here to access Self-Referral Form (Word Document Submission)
Get in touch
If you’re interested in hearing more about In Your Corner and the support we can provide, please don’t hesitate to contact our team:
In Your Corner
26 Hailesland Place
0131 458 9860