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    Caring Behind Closed Doors: six months on

    20 October 2020

    Following our research in April 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 on carers. This report looks at the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is based on the experiences of over 5,900 current and former carers.  750 of these were in Scotland.
  • Consultation Response


    Carers UK's response to Government's Carer's Leave consultation

    03 August 2020

    Carers UK welcomed the Government’s consultation to introduce 5 days Carer’s Leave for employees in paid employment. Our submission sets out why this would be a vital step in helping both business and families providing care to disabled, older and ill relatives and friends to continue working.
  • Report


    Carers Week 2020 Research Report

    08 June 2020

    New figures released for Carers Week (8th – 14th June 2020) show an estimated 4.5 million people in the UK have become unpaid carers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is on top of the 9.1 million unpaid carers who were already caring before the outbreak, bringing the total to 13.6 million. 2.7 million women (59%) and 1.8 million men (41%) have started caring for relatives who are older
  • Briefing


    National Carer Organisations: Life Leaving Lockdown Discussion Paper

    02 June 2020

    The National Carer Organisations, including Carers Scotland, have produced a discussion paper outlining some of the measures that we believe need to be implemented to support unpaid carers and the people they care for as restrictions are eased. This is not intended to look at the broader future but rather actions that need to be considered at each stage of lockdown easing. This paper has been informed by the many comments and issues
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