Young carers in Scotland to get special discounts

(c) Carers Trust

From news.gov.scot yesterday:

‘Young carers aged 11-18 are to benefit from a new nationwide Young Scot package of discounts and opportunities. The offers have been designed by young carers themselves with extra discounts available at certain stores and leisure venues as well as other opportunities, such as free cinema tickets and CV advice. The Young Scot project is the first element of a wider package of support announced in September 2017 by the First Minister that also includes the forthcoming Young Carer Grant and free bus travel for recipients of the grant.’

https://news.gov.scot/news/extra-support-for-young-carers

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One thought on “Young carers in Scotland to get special discounts

  1. Clydebuilt June 13, 2019 / 8:47 am

    With all the positive news for carers in Scotland the only article deemed newsworthy was negative and had nothing to do with REAL carers.

    The Young Scot package of discounts was given a mention on Radio Scotland Helpfully the Propagandist pointed out it amounts to less than a £ per day.

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