21st October 2019

Applications open today for the Scottish Government’s Young Carer Grant which could see young carers access an additional £300 each year.

Young Carer Grant has been designed to support young carers aged 16, 17 and 18 who care for someone on certain disability benefits for an average of 16 hours a week during a significant transitional period of their life, to access the same opportunities as their non-caring peers.

The SNP is using the powers of the Scottish Government to deliver for the people of Scotland. We are building a social security system based on fairness dignity and respect in stark contrast to the draconian and punitive system of the Tories in Westminster.