New Young Carer's Package?

From cinema tickets to first aid training, young carers can now access a special range of opportunities - totally for free! If you’re 11-18 and helping to care for a family member, friend or someone in your community, all you need is a Young Scot card to sign-up...

Who is a young carer?

A young carer in Scotland is anyone, aged under the age of 18 who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction.

Caring includes:

  • Medical or nursing care, such as helping someone to take medication or applying dressings
  • Personal care, such as helping to wash, dress or eat
  • Practical support, such as taking a person shopping or to medical appointments, cleaning or accompanying them to social events
  • Emotional support

What is on offer?

A group of young carers from across Scotland shared their experience of caring and helped Young Scot to create a package of benefits to be offered to all young carers in Scotland. The aim is to support young carers to make the most of their leisure time, learn and feel more confident.


contents of the young carers package