A guide to supporting young carers
The EPYC project, funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ KA2 programme, was launched in August 2016 and implemented by a strategic partnership of 6 European organisations, namely Diakonisches Werk Berlin Stadtmitte e.V. (DE), Care Alliance Ireland (IE), Anziani e non solo (IT), Carers Trust Scotland (UK), Austrian Red Cross (AT) and IPS Versari Macrelli (IT).
The project aimed to enhance the skills and knowledge of youth professionals working with young carers in these five countries. Through the provision of information resources and a comprehensive toolkit (checklist, questionnaire, guidelines of good practice etc), professionals would be enabled to recognise the situation and difficulties of young carers and develop suitable support plans. In that way the project would reduce and aim to overcome possible obstacles that this particular target group often face, like disadvantages in their educational path and in social participation.
Each partner developed a model of support for young carers which would enhance what (if
anything) was already there. It was the intention to pilot or trial these models and then look to embed them in
the practice of professionals working with children and young people. Lessons learnt from the piloting have been incorporated into the report below.
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A GUIDE TO SUPPORTING YOUNG CARERS
GUIDANCE REPORT BASED ON THE OUTCOMES OF EPYC PILOTING IN FIVE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES