News for young carers

Young Carers Forum

The Young Carers Forum enables Young Carers who are interested in making a difference about the issues that affect them to come together, share their ideas and have their say in how the Young Carers Service develops. If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch.


Young Carers Action Day 2023

Young Carers Action Day (YCAD2023) will be on the 15 March 2023. The theme is “Make Time for Young Carers”. We will be asking a range of services to make a Pledge to Young Carers and will publicise these on the day.


Scottish Young Carers Festival

The Scottish Young Carers Festival is an 3 day event bringing secondary aged young carers from all across Scotland together. It will take place on the 1-3 August 2023 - find out more about previous festivals


Active Schools Adventurous Activities Booking Site Opens

1st March 2023

Please note that any young carer interested in these types of activities can use the promo code provided in your introductory email form us.


Intergenerational Alpaca Walk

Tuesday 4 April 2023

In partnership with Cares of East Lothian, we have organised a  Carers Alpaca Walk. The idea is that a young carer and an adult carer team up for either a mini or longer trek. Afterwards, lunch will be provided in the marque.



Venturing Out Water Activities at Musselburgh Lagoons

Thursday 6th and 13th April 2023

A chance to try out various water-based activities, paddling craft such as canoes, kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards and the Mega SUP. No previous experience is necessary. We will give coaching, play games and there’s always plenty free time to investigate the pond. We will have 16 places available each day.