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    Carer Tommy continues his mission

    14 June 2011

    Tommy Whitelaw is a carer for his Mum who has Alzheimers disease. He recently decided to walk around Scotland to raise awareness of Alzheimers.  On his way he wants to collect letters from carers about their experiences of ...
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    Unpaid carers save £10 billion a year

    11 May 2011

    New estimates, calculated by charity Carers Scotland and the University of Leeds, show the care provided by friends and family members to ill, frail or disabled relatives is now worth a staggering £10.3 billion every year. (1)(2)
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    Tommy on tour

    13 April 2011

    During Dementia Awareness Week (6-12 June), carer Tommy Whitelaw will walk round some of Scotland's cities. On his way he wants to collect letters from carers about their experiences of caring for someone with dementia. At the ...
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    NHS Carer Information Strategies

    13 April 2011

    NHS Carer Information Strategies place a statutory duty on NHS Boards to produce a Carer Information Strategy that meets set minimum requirements.  These strategies have been in operation since 2007 and the Scottish Government recently committed to providing £5 million ...
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    Carers deserve a right to life outside caring

    13 April 2011

    Scotland’s 660,000 unpaid carers deserve the right to work, learn and live free of poverty. Scotland’s national carers’ organisations(1)today call for politicians to support carers to have a life outside caring. As politicians ...
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    Unpaid carers could decide Election 2011

    05 April 2011

    Carers’ votes make all the difference in key marginals This year’s elections could be decided by the votes of Scotland’s 657,000 unpaid carers – and that’s why it’s important that political parties and candidates make ...
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    Carers Missing Millions

    03 December 2010

    £72.5million of Carer's Allowance goes unclaimed. Tens of thousands of unpaid carers across Scotland are paying a heavy price as they miss out on Carer's Allowance for looking after ill or disabled loved ones at home.
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