The Scottish Government is consulting on the development of the policy and regulations for the Young Carer Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland.
The grant will provide a £300 one-off payment, which can be applied for annually for young carers aged 16-17 (and 18 if still at school) with significant caring responsibilities.
The Young Carer Grant aims to provide some financial support during a key transition period in young carers’ lives to help improve their health and education outcomes as they move into the adult world.
The purpose of this consultation is to gather views on the policy and draft regulations and identify any gaps, issues or unintended consequences. They are also asking questions on some specific points about the effects of these regulations. Scottish Government would like to gather views from a range of organisations and individuals to ensure we have identified the best solution. In addition to asking questions about the draft regulations and policy, they are also asking for views on the potential impacts of Young Carer Grant on different groups and also on businesses.
The Scottish Government is now seeking views of any organisation or individual with an interest in these matters to ensure what is being proposed will meet the needs of clients in the Scottish social security system.
The purpose of Young Carers Awareness Day is to raise public awareness of the challenges faced by young people because of their caring role.
The end of last year was a very busy time for our Young Carers as always! Read on to find out what they got up to!
We are delighted to announce that Young Carers have been awarded a grant from The Crerar Trust. This funding will prove invaluable in helping us to plan a fun, action packed respite programme for all.