21 September 2017
A new Young Carer Grant – worth £300 a year – will be part of a new package of support for young carers, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today on a visit to the Edinburgh Young Carers Project.
The grant will be awarded to young carers aged 16 to 18 who do at least 16 hours of caring a week, but don’t qualify for Carer’s Allowance. It will help to improve young carers’ quality of life, helping them take part in employment, social or leisure opportunities.
The First Minister said:
This government has always been strongly committed to enhancing carers’ rights and providing them with the right support at the right time.
“Young carers make an invaluable contribution to society. The additional grant, along with new legislation and our ambitious changes to the social security system, will help ensure they are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.”
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Edinburgh Young Carers Project to announce a package of support for young carers – including a new Young Carer Grant worth £300 a year. Find out more here: https://news.gov.scot/news/more-support-for-young-carers
Posted by The Scottish Government on Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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