Improving support for unpaid carers

Improving support for unpaid carers

Unpaid carers in Scotland save the economy £13.1 billion every year yet too often live in greater poverty and in poorer health than non carers. The pandemic, cost of living crisis and pressures on health and social care services have only exacerbated the challenges they face. How will current and future NHS and social care services plan for an prioritise their support, financial and health needs (beyond the planned right to a break from caring in the national care service) to recognise and respond holistically to the multiple challenges they face?


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