Making caring visible and valued

This week (7 – 13 June 2021) is Carers Week and an opportunity to raise awareness of caring, highlight challenges faced by unpaid carers and recognise the contribution they make throughout the country.

With new challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their friends and family. It’s therefore important that all carers are recognised for the work they are doing and provided with all the information and support they need to feel visible and valued. You can find out more and Make Caring Visible and Valued here.

Check out our resources for carers below:

Why respite is so important for unpaid carers and those they support:

Dr Hannah Tweed (Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland) takes a look at what My Support, My Choice participants said about respite and the barriers that still exist. Read the article here. 

How can carers access their rights?


Why is there a Carers Act?


What does the new Carers Act change for carers?



Can carers now get SDS?


What happens if the person you care for is admitted to hospital?

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