Activities and Events

We run a number of different activities and events for Young Adult Carers throughout the year. Please expand the list below for more details of upcoming events and activities:

Social groups place an emphasis on giving Young Adult Carers respite from their caring role. The group will usually relax, chat and discuss any issues they may have. It also allows Young Adult Carers to discuss other activities and trips they would like to organise through the project:

Hamilton Information Project for Youth (HIPY), 12-14 Townhead Street, Hamilton, ML3 7BE
Tuesday's (fortnightly)
6:00pm – 8:30pm
For more information on the Social Group, please contact Lanarkshire Carers Centre on 07746 303612 / 01698 428090

We also facilitate a Young Adult Carers facebook group, where individuals can interact with others and access relevant information in a closed environment. Access to this online group is by invitation only for Young Adult Carers who access our services.

Realize Your Potential is a Community Interest Company that is ran in partnership with Carers Trust Scotland and with funds administered through The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The Alliance).

Starting in January 2018, we are going to be bringing the 2017 Self Management Award finalist QUEST programme to Lanarkshire Carers Centre’s Young Adult Carers.

As a Young Adult Carer do you ever think …?

  • I don't have the confidence to try anything new...
  • I don't have any skills or qualifications...
  • I don't know how to get started...
  • Where can I get advice & support?
  • I find it difficult to make new friends & talk to new people.
  • I sometimes feel... Stressed. Isolated. Stuck.
  • I can't...I have to look after someone in my family.


Then the QUEST programme is for you.

It is a creative, inspiring & flexible program of self-management training & activities aimed at Young Adult Carers who are needing support in identifying…

  • Where they are at in life.
  • What skills, qualities & talents they have.
  • What they would like to do & how to get there.
  • Overcoming obstacles that may be in the way.


Taking part in the Quest programme is an opportunity to take some time out, have some fun, try something new & learn a variety of valuable life-skills. These include; Confidence Building, Self-Motivation, Communication & Social Skills, Self-Awareness, Support Mechanisms and Coping Strategies.

The program is delivered over a six month period in the following format:

  • Introductory session
  • Program of activities (30 hours)
  • Review session/s
  • A 2 day residential
  • Ongoing training for leadership & facilitator development (Train to Sustain)



  • Increased confidence & belief in one’s own ability to achieve.
  • Increased sense of self-worth & value to community.
  • More positive & expansive outlook on life.
  • Enhanced communication & social skills.
  • Individual work plans.
  • Identification & connection to support mechanisms.
  • Knowledge & Understanding of coping strategies.
  • Opportunity for ongoing training & development via 'Train to Sustain'.
  • Our program also contributes towards the achievement of SQA in Employability if you complete the program.

If you are interested in participating in the QUEST Programme, please contact either Gail Fulton on 01236 755550 or Ailsa Tweedie on 01698 428090 by Friday 22 December to book your place on the programme.

Places are limited so book yours now to avoid disappointment!