Over 2900 young carers receive cash support
Figures published today reveal that 2,945 young carers have received one or more annual payments of Young Carer Grant since its launch on 21 October 2019 until 30 April 2021.
The Young Carer Grant quarterly statistics show that 3,615 payments were issued up to 30 April 2021 and that the total value of Young Carer Grant payments issued to clients by 30 April 2021 was £1.1 million.
The payment is £308.15 each year for young people who provide care for an average of 16 hours a week.
Applications were received from young people living in all local authorities throughout Scotland. The highest number of applications were 780 from Glasgow - accounting for 14% of all applications received to the end of April 2021. The next highest was 435 from North Lanarkshire, 350 from Fife and 310 from South Lanarkshire.
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