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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for unpaid carers

Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for unpaid carers
Financial support

Financial support for unpaid carers

Social security

We have relaxed some of the rules for carer benefits at this time in recognition that some carers will not be able to carry out the same caring responsibilities as the normally would.

Scottish Welfare Fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people – including carers – in Scotland who are on low incomes through Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants.  

Find out more about the Scottish Welfare Fund, including how to apply, at mygov.scot. 

Family Fund

Family Fund supports low income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. They can provide grants for essential items such as kitchen appliances, clothing, bedding, sensory toys and computers.

Find out more: Family Fund website.