The Young Carers Package is a special bundle of treats available to all young carers, aged 11 to 18 inclusive in Scotland. It's filled with special treats to help them make the most of their free time and support them in their caring role. Best of all, it's completely free!
Who is a young carer?
A young carer is anyone aged 11 to 18 inclusive who cares, unpaid, for a family member, friend or member of their community, regularly and on a long-term basis. They might help someone get dressed in the morning, or get their shopping each week, or they might provide emotional support. No matter how big or small your caring role is, the Young Carers Package is for you.
A young carer could be anyone. All that matters is that they care regularly!
Unfortunately, those who work at or volunteer at a center, for example; for elderly members of their community, are not eligible for the Young Scot Young Carers Package at this time.
What is the Young Scot Young Carers Package?
The Young Carers Package is part of the Scottish Government's commitment to recognising the contributions of young carers across Scotland. First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said of the Young Carers Package;
All of you provide fantastic support for others, so it's only right you get a bit of extra support in return.
The package includes digital vouchers, access to subscriptions and exclusive opportunities. We hope that these treats will support young carers to make the most of their free time and allow them to feel supported in the caring role.
What do you get in the Young Carers Package?
The great thing about the Young Carers Package is that the treats change regularly. This means that there's always something new for you to claim, enter to win, or apply for!
How do you sign up for the Young Carers Package?
Because of Data Protection laws, the sign-up process is slightly different for those aged 11.
If you're aged 12 or over, you can access the package by signing up for Young Scot Membership. Once you're signed up, you can register for the Young Carers Package and access your treats!
If you're aged 11, you can fill out a simple form to access an offline version of the package.
As soon as you turn 12, you'll be able to register for full access to the package online.
If you need some help signing up, check out our handy step-by-step guide or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the support available at our Young Carers campaign page.