Scottish Young Carers Festival 2022 Report

Published: 2022    Author: Carers Trust Scotland

Key points

  • 388 young carers from 34 local carer services attended the Scottish Young Carers Festival in 2022.
  • Barriers to accessing breaks from caring must be removed for young carers. Barriers identified include lack of replacement care, costs, unreliable transport services and lack of information.
  • 94% of young carers feel their local carers service meets their needs. Young carer services must be fully funded to ensure they can continue to offer the vital support to young carers across Scotland.