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  • Briefing

    SCO

    Unpaid carers and the Covid-19 autumn vaccination booster programme

    24 May 2022

    The National Carer Organisations including Carers Scotland have written to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care in the Scottish Government regarding the recent interim advice from the JCVI on Autumn COVID boosters. Along with many organisations across the UK, the National Carer Organisations are deeply concerned that unpaid carers have not been included in the list of groups to be offered a booster vaccination in
  • Consultation Response

    SCO

    NCO response to Scottish Carer's Assistance consultation

    24 May 2022

    The national carer organisations responded the the Scottish Government consultation on the new Scottish Carer's Assistance which will replace Carer's Allowance in Scotland.  This response was informed by the views of carers.  We carried out a survey, a number of online polls as well as direct discussions with carers.
  • Briefing

    SCO

    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.  
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