Our Young Carers Package is a special bundle of treats available to all young carers who are 11 to 18 years old (inclusive) in Scotland. It’s filled with special treats to help you make the most of your free time and support you in your caring role. Best of all, it’s completely free!
Who is a young carer?
A young carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member, friend or member of your community, regularly and on a long-term basis. You might help someone get dressed in the morning, or get their shopping each week, or you 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 you care regularly!
Unfortunately, if you who work at or volunteer at a center, for example; for elderly members of their community, are not eligible.
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:
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 you to make the most of your free time and allow you to feel supported in your 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?
The sign-up process is slightly different for 11 year olds.
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 11 years old, you can fill out a simple form to access an offline version of the package.
As soon as you turn 12 years old, you’ll be able to register for full access to the package online.