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Making a Referral

East Lothian Young Carers has an open referral system.  With a young carers consent anyone can make a referral to us.  This could be a parent or family member, teacher, social worker, G.P., health staff, community worker or the young carer themselves.


To make a referral complete a referral form and send it back to us.  You can download a copy of the form here.  If you would prefer us to send you a paper copy please email us at or call us on 01620 826558.


What Happens after a referral is made?


When a referral is received a member of our team will get in contact and arrange a time to have a chat.  


To help us to understand the best way to support a young carer and what the support the family might need we will complete a young carers assessment with the young carer.  We know that it can be difficult for young carers to talk about their caring role and we are happy to take things slowly.  After the assessment is complete a support plan is drawn up detailing the support ELYC can offer and if there may be other services we can refer a young carer on to.  If we do refer a young carer to another service we will support the young carer to access the service.

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