Financial Support for Carers
You may be able to get help to increase your income if your caring duties are affecting your finances.
Carers Allowance and Carers Allowance Supplement
Apply for Carer’s Allowance and find out about
Carer’s Allowance Supplement.
About Carer’s Allowance Supplement
Young Carers Grant
The Young Carer Grant is a new yearly payment of £300 for young carers aged 16 to 18 who live in
Scotland and help look after someone on certain disability benefits on a regular basis.
Find more information on the Young Scot Young Carers campaign page.
Young Carers Package
Find out how to apply for the Young Carers Package and hear stories from other young people
on their experience of being a carer and get loads of info on caring for someone.
Carers and their families may be entitled to benefits. South Ayrshire Carers Centre can find
out and advise on what you could access and provide assistance with the forms. Staff can also assist carers to access a wide range of grants which would be of benefit to
them in their caring role.
South Ayrshire Council’s Information and Advice Hub offer a free, confidential
and impartial information and advice service to people living in the South Ayrshire Area. Their advisors are fully trained to deal with your welfare rights and issues
related to money and debt advice. To find out more call 0300 123 0900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.