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Social Security Experience Panels: Initial findings on the development of the Young Carer Grant

Between February 2018 and August 2018, Scottish Government researchers held 16 focus groups with more than 50 young carers, to hear about their experiences and views on the development of a new grant for young carers in Scotland. This was part of the Social Security Experience Panels programme of research. This work is ongoing, with research planned to further engage with young carers who have registered to take part and work to encourage more young carers to get involved.

This report provides a summary of some of the key themes from this research to date. All quotes are from young carers who have attended a focus group.