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Young Scot Young Carers Package

From cinema tickets to first aid training, young carers aged between 11 and 18 will be able to try out a special range of free opportunities.  All that is required is a Young Scot card.  This a package of non-cash benefits is part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to supporting young carers. This commitment also includes the Young Carer Grant, for young people aged 16-18, with a significant caring role. 


Young ScotDuring Coronavirus: Young Scot have developed options to support young carers during COVID19, recognising that some of the rewards normally on offer are not available due to lockdown and social distancing. These include prize draws, online vouchers and subscriptions including:

  • £25 Netflix E-Voucher
  • £10 Amazon E-Voucher
  • £15 Book Token
  • Headspace Mindfulness App
  • £10 Hey Girls sanitary products
  • £15 Apple E-Voucher
  • £25 Etsy E-Voucher
  • £20 Love2Shop E-Voucher
  • £25 Uber Eats E-Voucher

You don't need to have a Young Scot National Entitlement at present, you can sign up for Young Scot Rewards, the Young Carers Packages and more.  Find out more here.


What is on offer?

The package includes exclusive offers including cinema tickets, discounted study guides, free first aid training and much more. The types of benefits may differ across Scotland, depending on where you live and what services are available there, however Young Scot are aiming to make a good range of helpful non-cash benefits available no matter where you live.


Which young carers can access the package?

All young carers, aged 11-18, are entitled to access the package of non-cash benefits. 


Young Scot Transitions

The transition into young adulthood is an important time for everyone, especially young carers. Young carers aged 18 can also get some extra support with this £100 voucher for GiftsVouchers.  They can be used as flexibly as possible, for example, for:

  • Books and study materials with a National Book Token
  • Clothes for interviews or a new job from a range of fashion retailers including H&MNew LookRiver Island and Asos
  • Furniture or homeware from IKEA or Homesense
  • Everyday costs from supermarkets like ASDATesco and Sainsburys
  • Anything else you feel would support you!


I'm a young carer, how do I apply?

To access the package you will need a Young Scot National Entitlement Card. All young people in Scotland, aged 11-26, are entitled to one. Visit the Young Scot Card information page to find out how to get your card.


Free bus travel for under-22s 

All young people aged 5 – 21 will also be able to access the new free bus scheme in January 2022 using the National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot branded NEC.  Work is still ongoing to finalise the application process and further information will be available soon on the Young Scot website.


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