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 330,000 employees in Scotland are now working in 135 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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Aberdeen City Council


Advocacy North East

Angus Council

Tom Arthur MSP

Arran CVS

Audit Scotland

Befriending Networks

Birchwood Highland

Miles Briggs MSP

Borders College

Aileen Campbell MSP

Care Inspectorate

Care Training Consortium

Carers Trust Scotland

Carers of West Dunbartonshire

Child Maintenance Group

Citizens Advice Direct

Citizens Advice & Rights Fife

City Building Glasgow

City of Edinburgh Council

Community Safety Glasgow


Connecting Carers

CVS Inverclyde

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

Knowes Housing Association

LGBT Health & Wellbeing

Angus MacDonald MSP

Fulton MacGregor MSP

Ruth Maguire MSP

Michael Matheson MSP

Christina McKelvie MSP

Mohn Aqua (UK) Ltd

Network Rail

NHS Borders

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Highland

NHS Lanakshire

NHS Shetland

North Ayrshire Council


Police Scotland/SPA

Positive Realities

Renfrewshire Council

Gail Ross MSP

Scottish Children's Reporters Administration

Scottish Funding Council

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Natural Heritage

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Power

Scottish Road Works Commissioner

Scottish Social Services Council

Sense Scotland

Skills Development Scotland

Social Marketing Gateway

Social Security Scotland

South Lanarkshire College

South Lanarkshire Council


State Hospital's Board for Scotland

Triage Central Ltd

Maree Todd MSP

University of Edinburgh

Visit Scotland

Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire

Voluntary Action Shetland

West College Scotland

West Dunbartonshire CVS

Sandra White MSP

Brian Whittle MSP

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Aberdeenshire Council

Carers of West Lothian

Dundee City Council

DWP UC Buchanan Service Centre

DWP UC Dundas Service Centre

DWP UC Milton Service Centre

DWP UC Glasgow DMA Community

Fife Council

Highlands & Islands Enterprise

HMCTS Scotland

HMRC (Local Compliance) Scotland

Ingen Ideas Ltd

Lanarkshire Carers Centre

LifeCare Edinburgh Ltd

NHS Tayside

North Lanarkshire Carers Together

Open University

Perth & Kinross Council

Scottish Government

South Lanarkshire Carers Network

Standard Life Aberdeen

Stirling Carers Centre

University of Strathclyde

University of St Andrews





Borders Carers Centre

Carers Link East Dunbartonshire

Carers Scotland

Centrica/Scottish Gas

Dumfries & Galloway Council

Glasgow City Council

NHS Lothian


Royal Bank of Scotland

Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service

Scottish Water


West Dunbartonshire Council

Wheatley Group