Carer's Allowance Supplement - evaluation: qualitative research (annex A)

This report presents findings from qualitative research conducted by Ipsos MORI Scotland as part of the wider evaluation of Carer’s Allowance Supplement


1. Scottish Government (2019) Support for carers: policy position paper

2. Based on the Scottish Government's 2-fold urban/rural classification ('urban' being settlements with 3,000 or more people and 'rural' being areas with fewer than 3,000 people). Defining Scotland by Rurality

3. 23 of the 41 participants were interviewed after the 24 March 2020 when the Government advice across the UK was to stay at home and only leave for certain specified reasons

4. All the interviews took place before the announcement of the Scottish Government's proposal for an additional COVID-19 supplement for carers.

5. As at May 2020

6. Her calculation was based on the CA rate of £66.15 per week which applied when she was interviewed in March 2020.



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