Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring. It gives us the opportunity to thank carers for the work they do and the difference that they make in the lives of the people they care for and their communities.
It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.
Carers Week gives us a chance to let them know about the help and support that is available to them and to enable them to have a life alongside caring.
The theme of this year's carers Week was Getting Carers Connected. While planning the events we aimed to increase social connections for carers and to raise their awareness about the local services.
We've delivered Carers Ceilidhs in two rural locations (Auchterarder and Blairgowrie) and in Perth city centre. We've also arranged or took part in a number of information stalls to raise awareness about caring and connect carers with the support available to them.
To increase awareness about the Carers Week and unpaid carers we also ran a social media campaign with 'meet team members' videos, Why We Care? stories and regular events updates.
We have put together a comprehensive report which gives you a detailed overview of delivered activities, the feedback we received and suggestions for next year!
NCO PPE Guide for Carers in Scotland.
The National Carers Organisations have published a guide for using PPE answering your questions.
Cases of coronavirus in Scotland have now been confirmed and people are advised and provided with information on how to reduce the risk of getting the infection.
The 1st quarterly edition is now available. There are lots of information about local groups and new developments on services.
During these unprecedented times, a team of sports historians, project volunteers, museum professionals and health professionals are working together to support people who are experiencing social isolation. Through this online network, reminiscence is continuing to be supported, prompting conversations and discussions in households across Scotland