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Funding for unpaid carers initiatives

The Scottish Government has announced a £4million funding package for unpaid carers, in recognition of the enormous role they play in supporting their loved ones, especially during the pandemic. The funding will be shared between organisations working with unpaid carers so they can expand their services and has been allocated as follows: £3million for local […]

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Boosting Scotland

This winter, by getting the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine booster, you can boost your immunity and help protect your community. Those most at risk from coronavirus will now be offered a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster if it has been at least 24 weeks since their second dose to provide longer-lasting protection against the virus. All […]

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Carers Rights Day 2021

Thursday 25 November is Carers Rights Day, which aims to bring organisations together to help carers know their rights and learn more about the help and support they’re entitled to. This year’s Carers Rights Day campaign will focus on raising awareness of the rights that unpaid carers have. The pandemic has had a massive impact […]

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Carer’s Allowance Supplement

The Social Justice and Social Security Committee are asking for written views on the Carer’s Allowance Supplement Bill. The Bill provides for an increase in the amount of the carer’s allowance supplement for the period from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Anyone who qualifies for this supplement will get the increased amount. The […]

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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 […]

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Training for Carers of people with Dementia from Age Scotland

Training now available to carers of people with dementia Age Scotland are currently offering a range of free training to carers of people with Dementia. You can find details of the training below with links to book places. Dementia Carers’ Rights They currently have a number of courses related to Dementia Carers’ Rights and will […]

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Parent Club

Finding the right information and support as a parent can be difficult. That’s why the Scottish Government created Parent Club, an online hub full of up-to-date guidance on your child’s health and education. Parent Club features hints and tips from other parents and carers who’ve been there before. It also has advice to help parents […]

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Scottish Government Vaccination Programme Update (Jan 2021)

New Vaccination Update from 1 January 2021: Including Priority Groups The Chief Medical Officer for Scotland has issued an updated letter about the arrangements being made for the COVID-19 vaccination programme. The letter focuses on: the timescale for second doses of the vaccine; a phased approach to vaccinations; further information and resources for staff, carer […]

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Carers’ Wellbeing Campaign

The Scottish Government has launched a new Carers’ Wellbeing campaign to encourage carers across Scotland to seek the emotional and practical support that will help them look after themselves. Recent polling undertaken by YouGov indicates that an additional 392,000 people in Scotland have taken up caring roles during the pandemic. This takes the total potential […]

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Webinar Sessions for all Health and Social Care staff

To compliment the resources available on Scotland’s new National Wellbeing Hub www.promis.scot, three free webinars have been arranged for all health and social care professionals. The online events aim to support and empower all staff working in health and social services to enhance personal resilience during these challenging times. Staff Wellbeing : Webinar Sessions for […]

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