Date lodged: 20 June 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many hits have been received by the young carers benefit social media and digital uptake campaign, which was launched during Carers Week 2017, and how many applications for carers allowance have been made through this.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 17 July 2017
The campaign webpage, www.young.scot/youngcarers - was viewed more than 2,000 times between 12 June and 2 July 2017.
A breakdown of reach and engagement by social media channels is published in the answer to question S5W-09796 on 17 July 2017. All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament’s website, the search facility for which can be found at: http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx.
Carer’s Allowance is currently reserved to the UK Government, and is administered by the Department for Work and Pensions. Information on applications is not held by the Scottish Government. We will review DWP’s information when it is published in due course.