This autumn, Social Security Scotland is launching the new Young Carers Grant (YCG). The grant is a new yearly payment of £300 for young carers aged 16 – 18 years old who live in Scotland.
The YCG is a cash benefit, which young carers can spend however they choose; they can apply if they are at school, in further education, employed or unemployed.
In advance of the grant’s launch, Social Security Scotland is running a free Young Carer Grant Roadshow information event on on Wednesday 2nd October at the Falkirk Business Hub, 45 Vicar Street, Falkirk, FK1 1LL, 10am – 12:30pm. The roadshow is aimed at those working with young carers who may be entitled to claim the YCG, providing an opportunity to ask questions around eligibility and how young carers should apply for the YCG.
Places are limited, and booking is essential.
To book your place, or for further information, please visit the Eventbrite page.