The Young Carers Package

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!

Register for Membership to get your bundle of treats!

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!

What is the Young Carers Package?

The Young Carers Package is part of the Scottish Government's commitment to recognising the contributions of young carers across Scotland.

All of you provide fantastic support for others, so it's only right you get a bit of extra support in return. - Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister

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 kind of treats are in the Package?

Because of the coronavirus, we've added tons of treats you can use at home including vouchers for Netflix, Amazon, Spotify and lots more. Usually, there are free cinema tickets up for grabs as well as 50% off meals out with a Tastecard subscription, as well as exclusive money-can't-buy opportunities. We hope these will make a return very soon!

The great thing about the Young Carers Package is that the treats change each week. This means that there's always something new for you to claim, enter to win or apply for!

Sign up today to find out what's currently available.

Sounds great! How do I sign up?

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!

Unfortunately, those aged 11 can't sign up for Young Scot Membership at present. However, you can fill out this 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.

If you need some help signing up, check out our handy step-by-step guide or email membership@young.scot

Find out more about the support available at our Young Carers campaign page.