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Update from CYC

Eden Court Theatre Nature Mockumentary ...

Last chance to register your interest for Eden Courts Nature Mockumentary on the 3rd to the 5th of April. Open to Primary School young carers 7+ yrs.

Enjoy learning new skills, film making, acting, voice over skills, socialise and have fun. The course is run over three days, food and drinks are provided throughout the event.

If you wish to register an interest please call Alex Quill on;
T: 01463 723563
M: 07850 794455

Young Carers Grant – Save the date, Thursday 29th March. ...

Have you heard about the Young Carers Grant?
As part of a package of support the Scottish Government is looking to introduce a Young Carer Grant for young carers aged 16 – 18. Young carers who are eligible for the grant would receive £300 towards helping them access leisure activities or support with education.
Carers Trust and Young Scot are holding focus groups with young carers across Scotland to discuss the design of this new grant. They will be asking who should get it and how should young carers access it. They will be visiting Inverness on Thursday 29th March and we are asking young carers aged 15 – 24 to come along and have their say.
Further information will be sent out soon but if you would like to be part of this discussion please get in touch Kirsty Campbell on 01463 723562 or to find out more. 
Be part of something great, have your say and help shape the future for young carers.  

Student Carers Lunch - 12 April 2018 ...

  1. Student Carers. (February)
Connecting Young Carer has been working alongside Inverness College UHI to raise awareness of young adult carers and develop support within the college for those aged 16 – 24 who are studying alongside caring. We know from speaking to young adult carers that juggling studying, friends and caring can be challenging. Inverness College are creating their own support group for young student carers.
To find out more please come along to the carers lunch on Thursday 12th April at the college.
For more information contact Kirsty Campbell on 01463 723562 or email

Forthcoming Events – Get Involved. ...

Here at Connecting Young Carers we organise events and opportunities that allow young carers to have a short break, develop skills, grow in confidence and make new friendships.  Here are some opportunities that are coming up over the next few months.

Outward Bound, 9th – 13th April: Open to young carers aged 12-16.
A five day break at Loch Eil canoeing, rock scrambling, camping and more. (12 places available)
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