Orkney Islands Council has been awarded £26,400 to invest in projects designed to boost the attainment of local care experienced children and young people.
The challenge is available to all primary and secondary schools as well as community groups and libraries in Scotland, and aims to build positive reading cultures and improve literacy for young people.
The Job Start Payment is a one off £250 payment to help with the costs of starting a new job, £400 if the person has a child.
Carers Trust Scotland will bring Festival fun to young people through their first ever virtual Festival, “Best of the Fest!”
“I don’t get any respite, no time away or family support.” The Shocking Pressures on Young Carers #Covid19
“I feel as if it has made it more difficult to care for my father as I have been unable to take care of myself properly”
A programme of activities to support young people who have left school this summer has been launched .
“The inclusion of young people in local decision making is working well elsewhere and makes councils more accountable to those they represent, many of whom are ignored or excluded.”
“With the resources available to us, we calculate that the majority of our children and young people would be at school for two days a week at best.”
Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament have started a campaign on the issue of supermarket access for young carers and young adult carers
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