A Step by Step Guide on Signing Up for the Young Carers Package

What You Need to Sign Up

If you're 11-18 and helping to care for a family member, friend or someone in your community, you're eligible for the Young Carers Package. To sign-up you will need:

  • mygovscot myaccount - if you don't have one it only takes 5 minutes to set one up 
  • The name and email address of a trusted adult that would be happy to confirm that you provide a care role
  • Around 15 minutes to complete the whole sign-up process
  • Your Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) 

Don't have your Young Scot card? No problem! You can still sign up for Membership at young.scot right now and get access to online discounts, Young Scot Rewards and our Young Carers Package. 

Aged 11?

Unfortunately, due to data protection laws under 12's will not be able to sign up for Young Scot Membership. We appreciate this is disappointing and are working hard to find a solution. If you are 11 and have a caring role we have a separate application form for the Young Carer Package for those under 12, with all the same opportunities and benefits.

Fill in the application form if you're 11.

In order to keep on building the best services for young people, we always welcome your feedback and comments, just send us an email at membership@young.scot. 

If you need any help with creating your myaccount or syncing your old Rewards account you can email us at membership@young.scot. If the problem is to do with creating your myaccount or your Young Scot Card number not being accepted, you can raise a support request with myaccount. 

Aged 12 - 18?

Follow the below steps to apply for the Young Carers Package.

Registering for mygovscot myaccount and a Young Scot Membership

1. Go to membership.young.scot to get started. From there you will be able to view opportunities but you won't be able to access them until you log in. To sign up click on the person icon on the top right-hand side of the page. This will open a page where you can register for or log in to your mygovscot myaccount.

Menu bar on membership.young.scot showing several options at the top: The Young Scot Card, Get Involved, Discounts, Rewards, Get Informed, Special Opportunities, Near Me mygovscot myaccount sign in page

2. If you do not have a mygovscot myaccount, click 'Register'. This will now load a page where you can click 'Register'.

mygovscot myaccount register page

3. Now you will need to enter your information. Follow the steps and enter the requested information (some of it is optional).

4. Once you have entered your details, you will receive a confirmation email. 

5. Follow the link in the email to activate your mygovscot myaccount. You will need to read and accept the terms and conditions. Please make sure you read these carefully!

6. Once you've read and accepted the terms and conditions you will have to provide your consent for mygovscot myaccount to share your data with Young Scot. You will need to do this to create your Young Scot Membership account. Click 'Yes, take me there'. 

7. You will then need to read and accept the terms and conditions for Young Scot Membership. Please make sure you read these carefully!

8. Once you've read and accepted these you will be asked to enter your 16-digit Young Scot card number to validate your account. This is the one under your name and above the date of birth. 

Please Note: Step 8 is no longer neccessary, so even if you do not have your Young Scot National Entitlement Card you can still sign up to Young Scot Membership and the Young Carers Package.

Then... you're in! You've now registered for a Young Scot Membership account. The next steps will go through applying for the Young Carers Package.

Applying for the Young Carers Package

1. To apply for the Young Carers Package, click on  ‘Special Opportunities’ at the top of the page

Menu bar on membership.young.scot showing several options at the top: The Young Scot Card, Get Involved, Discounts, Rewards, Get Informed, Special Opportunities, Near Me

2. This will take you to this page where you should select, ‘Young Carers Package’

Screenshot of the Membership platform showing 'Special Opportunities' and two different options, the first Young Carers Package and the second Use Access Code

3. You will then need to complete the short application form. Depending on the information you provide it can take up to five working days for your application to be processed.

4. You will receive an email notification if your application is approved. You can now check out what's available to you! 

Find more information on the Young Carers campaign page.