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."
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.
The Scottish Parliament receiving their Carer Positive award