carers

Carers: Knowing your rights

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.



Watch as the UK comes together to #ClapForOurCarers

Last night, thousands of us around the country came together to clap for those on the frontline of the Coronavirus outbreak: the medical staff treating people in the NHS, the carers, support workers and all key workers at this time.



The power of community care this Carers Rights Day

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.



Praising Scotland’s young carers

Caring responsibilities can prevent young carers from revelling in their childhood. However, one festival celebrates the dedicated contribution young carers provide in society. We learn more about the annual Scottish Young Carers Festival.


The reality of care during Carers Week

An estimated seven million carers in the UK provide invaluable care to their loved ones, saving the government millions of pounds annually. But what more can the government be doing to support unpaid carers?







Schools failing young carers

New research from Barnardo’s has found that schools across the country are failing a generation of children who are sacrificing their time to care for…