Young Carer Grant: island communities impact assessment

An assessment into the potential impacts that Young Carer Grant may have on island and rural communities.


1. Islands (Scotland) Act 2018

2. Carers Trust Scotland (2015) Time to be Heard for Young Adult Carers

3. Carers UK (2017) State of Caring 2017, Carers Scotland (2017) State of Caring in Scotland 2017

4. Carers UK as part of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission (2017) The world shrinks: Carer loneliness

5. Social Security Experience Panels: Initial Findings of the Development of the Young Carer Grant -

6. Key facts on rural Scotland 2018

7. Scotland's Census 2011: Inhabited islands report 2015 (NRS)

8. Haswell-Smith, H. (2004). The Scottish Islands: A Comprehensive Guide to Every Scottish Island. Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd

9. Rural Scotland Key Facts 2015

10. Sutherland, F (2015) Remotely excluded: barriers facing Scotland's rural consumers CAS, Edinburgh, 36pp

11. A Minimum Income Standard: For Remote rural Scotland; Loughborough University, UHI & Highlands and Islands Enterprise; 2013

12. A Minimum Income Standard for Remote Rural Scotland, 2013


14. Atterton, J. (2013) Rural Transport: Discussion at the Cross Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy, Rural Policy Centre, SRUC, Edinburgh. pp.2

15. Scotland's Census 2011: Inhabited islands report 2015 (NRS)

16. Short Breaks Fund




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