Young Scot is the 100th Carer Positive employer in Scotland!

We are delighted to announce that Young Scot is the 100th organisation to be recognised as a Carer Positive Employer in Scotland.

Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell said:

 “Carers make an immense contribution to society, providing millions of hours of unpaid care a week. We want to ensure they get the support they need to have a life alongside their caring, and look after their own wellbeing.

 With carers making up a significant proportion of our working population, it is important that employers do what they can to support them. I am delighted Carer Positive has reached this significant milestone."

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Young Scot chief executive Louise Macdonald said:

“We’re thrilled to become the one hundredth Carer Positive employer and I’d encourage all organisations to get involved in the scheme. It’s simply the right thing to do for your employees, your team and your workplace and being a Carer Positive Employer will help us to attract and retain talented people at Young Scot.

Being Carer Positive is especially important to young carers, who have the right to the same opportunities as other young people. Showing you are a Carer Positive employer gives young people confidence that an employer is here to support them as individuals to help them to grow and thrive.”

Proud to be Carer Positive 

Over 318,000 employees in Scotland are now working in 120 awarded organisations to date.  

More and more employers are applying to be recognised as Carer Positive. Why not join them, so that more carers, and you as employers can enjoy the benefits of a Carer Positive workplace.

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The Scottish Parliament receiving their Carer Positive award





Aberdeen Asset Management

Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeenshire Council

Advocacy North East

Angus Council

Tom Arthur MSP

Audit Scotland

Birchwood Highland

Miles Briggs MSP

Borders College

Aileen Campbell MSP

Care Inspectorate

Care Training Consortium

Carers Scotland

Carers Trust Scotland

Carers of West Dunbartonshire

Citizens Advice Direct

Citizens Advice & Rights Fife

City Building Glasgow

City of Edinburgh Council

Community Safety Glasgow


Connecting Carers

Graeme Dey MSP

Dumfries & Galloway Carers Centre

Dundee Carers Centre

Dundee City Council

DWP Aberdeen Service Centre

East Ayrshire Council

Edinburgh Napier University

Emcare Ltd

Engage Renfrewshire

Falkirk Council

Farne Salmon 

Financial Conduct Authority

Forth Valley College

Marion Fellows MP

Jeane Freeman MSP

Jenny Gilruth MSP

Patrick Grady MP

Glasgow Life

Clare Haughey MSP

Highland Hospice

Horsecross Arts


Intrelate Ltd

Inverclyde Carers Centre

Inverclyde Community Development Trust

Inverclyde Council

Lanarkshire Carers Centre

LGBT Health & Wellbeing

Angus MacDonald MSP

Michael Matheson MSP

Christina McKelvie MSP

Mohn Aqua (UK) Ltd

NHS Borders

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Highland

NHS Shetland

North Ayrshire Council

Open University


Police Scotland/SPA

Positive Realities

Gail Ross MSP


Scottish Children's Reporters Administration

Scottish Funding Council

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Power

Scottish Road Works Commissioner

Scottish Social Services Council

Skills Development Scotland

Social Marketing Gateway

South Ayrshire Council

South Lanarkshire College

South Lanarkshire Council


State Hospital's Board for Scotland

Maree Todd MSP

Open University

University of Edinburgh

University of St Andrews

Visit Scotland

Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire

Voluntary Action Shetland

West College Scotland

West Dunbartonshire CVS

Sandra White MSP

Brian Whittle MSP

Young Scot

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City Building Glasgow

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The Open University

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NHS Tayside

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CTC Training

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Voluntary Action Shetland

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Police Scotland

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Scottish Power

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NHS Borders

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University of St Andrews

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DWP Glasgow Service Centre

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Aberdeenshire Council


Scottish Road Works Commissioner




Carers of West Lothian

DWP Glasgow Service Centre

Fife Council

Glasgow City Council

Highlands & Islands Enterprise

HMRC (Local Compliance) Scotland

Ingen Ideas Ltd

LifeCare Edinburgh Ltd

NHS Lothian

NHS Tayside

North Lanarkshire Carers Together

Perth & Kinross Council

Scottish Government

Scottish Water

Standard Life

Stirling Carers Centre

University of Strathclyde


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The Scottish Government

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Glasgow City Council

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LifeCare Edinburgh

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Fife Council

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NHS Lothian

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NHS Tayside




Borders Carers Centre

Carers Link East Dunbartonshire

Centrica/Scottish Gas

Dumfries & Galloway Council


Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service

West Dunbartonshire Council

Wheatley Group

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West Dunbartonshire Council

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Carers Link East Dunbartonshire

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The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

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Wheatley Group