Supporting Carers and Families Together

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About Us:

Supporting Carers and Families Together provides a much loved and valued service for the community, supporting unpaid carers of all ages for almost 10 years.

We need your help so we can continue to offer and even expand our service!

SCAFT provides a range of support services to both young and adult carers across Rochford District. We enable them to take a break from their responsibility, socialise and get help and advice.
Although all carers shoulder a massive responsibility, caring particularly disadvantages young people.

SCAFT works with some amazing carers as young as 6, to support them through issues such as bullying, social isolation, bereavement, and educational difficulties. Around 1 in 12 children of school age will be helping to care for someone at home, which could range from physical or sensory disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health, a sibling with a disability or a parent recovering from the trauma of domestic abuse.

Young carers often achieve way below their classmates academically due to the pressures and stresses of their caring role and are twice as likely to end up without a job, further education place or apprenticeship when they leave school, drastically affecting their future life chances. We are able to provide a support worker in school to work with them, relieving stress and raising their levels of achievement.

Caring responsibilities also often means limited opportunities to get out, socialise and be part of the local community so SCAFT provides groups for both adults and young carers to come along, to take break, have a chat and a cup of tea, take part in activities and try new experiences, receive advice and counselling. With many carers suffering from health conditions themselves we encourage an active lifestyle and healthy living and provide learning experiences for useful things like first aid, food safety, moving and handling, as well as a range of crafts and art activities.

SCAFT’s services and staff have received national recognition from BBC Children In Need, The Big Lottery Fund and been nominated for a number of awards.

If you are affected by caring issues yourself please contact us on 01268 741811, via [email protected] or our Facebook page.

As we live longer, finding yourself in a caring role is a growing issue for many people, please help us to support carers and maybe one day we will be able to help you through a challenging time in your life.

Thank you for your support and good luck!

Yours sincerely

Cllr June Lumley (County & District)

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