Young people aged 16-18 are often at a transitional point in their lives as they move into the adult world. They may be finishing school, getting a first job, undertaking further study or taking up new opportunities. For many young adults with significant caring responsibilities, their opportunities may be limited by their caring role. The aim of the grant is to help young people improve their quality of life and take part in opportunities that are the norm for other young adults.
The grant pays £305.10 to those eligible and can be applied for each year providing the young carer is still within the 16-18 year old bracket and meets the eligibility criteria (provides unpaid care for someone on a certain disability benefit for at least 16 hours each week). To find out more and apply please visit mygov.scot/benefits or call 0800 182 2222.