carers

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.


Carers Week 2019: the reality of care

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…





Would you use an ‘on-demand’ carer?

A new Uber-style service that allows families to book carers on demand is being rolled out nationally.  Following the success of instant booking services such…