POSTED ON: 25th of November 2021

New blog for Carers Rights Day

Today is #carersRightsDay. In a recent survey of nearly 6,000 carers, Carers UK found: 

        • Four in five unpaid carers are providing more care for relatives 
        • 78% reported that the needs of the person they care for have increased during the pandemic 
        • Two thirds (67%) worried about how they will cope through further lockdowns or local restrictions. 

It is more important than ever that carers are aware of their rights and the support they can access. 

We’ve worked with Vocal for few years now and have seen first-hand the amazing work they do in support carers and have recently been successful with a Shared Care Scotland Creative Breaks Fund to continue this work in the new year.  

It's so important that Carers get that chance to take a break from time to time and we’ve been reflecting on the role can art play in providing support. Read our blog to hear some of our learning.