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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09276: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 17 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many young carers signed up to participate in the social security experience panels.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 30 May 2017

Our recruitment drive came to an end on 12 May 2017 and I’m delighted that we have over 2,300 people across Scotland ready and willing to work with us as part of the Experience Panels.

Over 400 Experience Panels members have experience of Carer’s Allowance. The registration form did not collect information on the ages of members. The first thing that we will do with our panel members is carry out our ‘About You’ research. As part of this, we will collect more detailed demographic information, including age.