Funding for unpaid carers initiatives
The Scottish Government has announced a £4million funding package for unpaid carers, in recognition of the enormous role they play in supporting their loved ones, especially during the pandemic.
The funding will be shared between organisations working with unpaid carers so they can expand their services and has been allocated as follows:
- £3million for local carer centres across Scotland to expand their vital support for adult and young carers
- £200,000 to expand the Young Carers Package delivered by Young Scot to provide additional break opportunities, support and activities for young carers
- £377,000 to expand Family Fund support with breaks for parents and families looking after disabled children and young people
- £590,000 to expand wellbeing support and services for unpaid carers looking after a family member with Dementia, including grants for short breaks
If you are an unpaid carer, and not currently associated with a carer’s organisation, you can find your local one here. You can also use our ‘Find Help’ tool at the top of this page to find the right independent support organisation for your needs.