Scottish Government - More financial support for carers
Carers get more support in Scotland than rest of UK.
More than 83,000 carers in Scotland will this year get an extra £452.40 in Carer's Allowance Supplement as a result of Scottish Government spending. Carer’s Allowance Supplement is a social security payment made to people who provide regular and substantial care to disabled people in their own homes.
The supplement was introduced by the Scottish Government last year and this year it will increase by 2.4%. The majority of carers will get their next payment on 24 June. The increase means that carers in Scotland will receive £452.40 more this year than equivalent carers in the rest of the UK.