Figures released for Carers Week show that 400,000 additional people in Scotland are caring for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carers are some of the most important and vital members of our society, and this Carers Week is working to Make Caring Visible.
Katie Piper has been a powerful force in breaking down barriers for the marginalised in society, and now Katie shares her journey in lockdown during Enable Asks.
With expert advice from dedicated charities, we can work together to allow disabled children the opportunity to flourish in an inclusive society.
While you are staying safe by staying at home to prevent further spread of coronavirus, you might be worried about your pet or working animal’s care or everyday needs. There is guidance available to put your mind at ease.
With news that local councils can declare themselves in a state of ‘emergency’ and change care provided, what is the reality of this decision?
Yesterday evening (31 March) the Department of Health and Social Care released new social care guidance under the Coronavirus Act 2020, which could see care temporarily suspended for many disabled people.
800,000 people across the UK rely on home visits from carers to provide essential daily care. Many more are cared for by their family, who do so unpaid.
Carers provide essential support to people around the country, but the current COVID-19 outbreak means that many carers are unable to visit their clients and deliver the vital services they need.
A lack of social care is being blamed for the increase in the number of people with dementia admitted to hospital as a medical emergency, as figures are released by the NHS.
Carers Rights Day is an annual event to make carers aware of their rights, where to get guidance, and to raise awareness of carers’ needs. We speak to one carer about finding support from other parents and this year’s focus: helping carers find their way in local communities.
A new study has revealed that adults can have a 50 per cent chance of becoming a carer, with half of women expected to be carers by the age of 46.
The UK Government has announced that every inpatient with a learning disability or autism in a mental health hospital is to have their case reviewed over the next 12 months.
Acclaimed author, JK Rowling has donated £15.3 million to an Edinburgh based MS research centre named after her mother.
Suicide is a topic that can still illicit whispers and misunderstanding. However, it is a subject that more people need to discuss to raise awareness, knowledge and prevent deaths. Together, we can all work to prevent suicide.