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Being Heard: a self-advocacy guide for carers in Scotland

Being Heard is our self-advocacy guide for carers, here to help you communicate your needs with professionals, know your rights and look after your wellbeing.

Self advocacy guide NICaring can be rewarding but also very isolating. You may not know what help to ask for, how to ask, or indeed who to ask.

Being Heard: a self-advocacy guide for carers can help you get your voice heard when you care for someone. Self-advocacy is about being able to have your own needs listened to, as well as speaking up for the person you care for.

The guide stems from work carried out by Carers Scotland and the Scottish Government since 2011.

Updated for 2020, our self-advocacy guide is packed with new information on carers’ rights, speaking up and looking after your wellbeing.

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We also offer Workers' Resources to help professionals support carers to get their voices heard via one-to-one support or through group training.


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The guide also features extra resources for download:


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