Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for unpaid carers

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

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Young carers

For the most up to date information on support available for young carers visit Support for young carers in Scotland.

Many young carers benefit from support from a local young carers service. Although these services are currently unable to offer face to face support, many can provide support via phone and online. You can find details of your local young carer service here: Care Information Scotland.

The Young Carer Grant is still available for young carers to apply for via phone or online. As with other carer benefits certain rules have been relaxed around the application to ensure no young carer misses out because of COVID-19.

The Scottish government has an existing partnership with Young Scot to provide an exclusive platform for young carers with tailored discounts and opportunities. This package is available to all young carers aged 11 to 18.

Young Scot is continually reviewing the opportunities in the young carers package with particular focus given to the inclusion of activities which can be carried out whilst physical distancing or self-isolating.

Young Scot has also been working closely with us to ensure they are providing the most up to date information for young people on COVID-19 and the school closures.

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