Our young carers today deserve our recognition for their challenging role in caring for loved ones. The care they provide is essential for many people with disabilities whom they care for.
We must ensure that they get the support they need to not only care for loved ones, but also ensure they are able to access the opportunities to lead a fulfilling life now and in their future.
Using Scotland’s social security powers, the SNP Scottish Government has introduced the Young Carer Grant giving young carers £300 a year. And it’s Carer’s Allowance Supplement gives over £450 more to carers each year.
But we must continue to look at new ways to support them.