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  • Briefing


    Under Pressure: caring and the cost of living crisis in Scotland

    15 March 2022

    The UK is facing a cost of living crisis with inflation at the highest rate for 30 years, driven by soaring energy prices and increases in basics such as food. These rising costs will impact on everyone throughout the UK, and we are particularly concerned about the impact on the already precarious position many unpaid carers in Scotland face.  
  • Consultation Response


    NCO response to consultation on a National Care Service

    04 November 2021

    This is the National Carer Organsiations have responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on a National Care Service.  As individual organisations and as the national carer organisations, we carried out a number of engagement activities during August – October 2021 and heard  from carers across Scotland who told us their views about the proposals for a National Care Service. We have included the views, issues
  • Report


    State of Caring 2021 report

    03 November 2021

    On 3 November 2021, Carers UK published its State of Caring 2021 report. Each year, Carers UK carries out a survey of carers to understand the state of caring in the UK. This year, over 8,500 carers and former carers shared their experience of what it’s like to be a carer with us, making it the largest State of Caring survey carried out by Carers UK to date. This report provides a snapshot of caring in 2021
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