SB Connect Winter 2016

Helping local families in need

Having recently been awarded the contract for the young carers service in the Borders, Action for Children is working closely with local families, Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders to develop its new service.

Service Manager Paula Gaunt-Richardson said: “Action for Children has extensive experience of providing highly valued services to young people across Scotland, including one of the first-ever young carers’ projects, which we set up in North Lanarkshire more than 15 years ago and continues to run today.

“We are currently visiting all young carers who previously received a service to introduce ourselves and explain what we can offer. We are also happy to take referrals from families who would like support.”

For more information, contact Action for Children, Scottish Borders Young Carers Service on 01896 750173 or email