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Young Carers Information - MAKI

For Islay & Kintyre:
Manager: Fiona Kalache MBE 

Mid Argyll & Tarbert:
Senior Youth Worker: Karen Poppleton

What will a Young Carers Worker do?

Staff work across MAKI - Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay to provide support to Young Carers. Staff will work with a Young Person to complete their statement, this will help to identify any support they may need, we can then offer information, signpost or refer in to other services if required. Staff can also support any eligible Young Carers age 16 + to apply for a Young Carers Grant.

Staff will often visit young people in school to complete an initial Young Carers Statement or review. For secondary age young people, they can have access to their statement via the app, they can update their statement or request a review at any time.
This will notify the Young Carers Worker who will then arrange to meet the young person in school.

Young Carers Statement

Young people will be supported to access and complete their Young Carers Statement. Young people can choose to have it with or without graphics. The questions will ask about the Young Persons interests and how they provide care.
The statement will help the Young Person to identify if and where they may need support. 
Once completed, the statement can be reviewed as often as the young person wishes.

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More information you may find useful as well as the referral form if you or someone you know requires a Young Carers Statement.

Universal Referral Forms - Word / PDF

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