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Social Security Experience Panels: Young Carer Grant - initial findings

Published: 6 Nov 2018

Findings from the initial research with young carers ahead of the introduction of the new Young Carer Grant.

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Social Security Experience Panels: Young Carer Grant - initial findings
Introduction

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Introduction

Between February 2018 and August 2018, Scottish Government researchers held 16 focus groups with more than 50 young carers, to hear about their experiences and views on the development of a new grant for young carers in Scotland. This was part of the Social Security Experience Panels programme of research. This work is ongoing, with research planned to further engage with young carers who have registered to take part and work to encourage more young carers to get involved.

This report provides a summary of some of the key themes from this research to date. All quotes are from young carers who have attended a focus group.


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