Responding to today’s Queen’s Speech, Giles Meyer, interim CEO of Carers Trust, said:
“Unpaid carers, and the services that support them, are very clear that social care funding is in crisis and that successive governments have failed to take sufficient action.
“Social care funding must now be put above party politics, and plans for a consultation must be used to find a long-term solution, which works for unpaid carers today and in the future.
Carers Trust Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) are helping students balance higher education with unpaid care responsibilities for family and friends to mark Carers Week.
Unpaid carers aren’t valued by society, according to a new poll, published today to mark the start of Carers Week 2017.
Speaking in response to Jeremy Corbyn’s announcement today that Labour would increase carers allowance by 17%, Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust, said:
New data from Carers Trust reveals more than half the nation isn't geared up to care for their family or friends, nor have they considered what would happen if they needed to be cared for.