3 in 4 carers in Scotland have suffered mental ill health, new research finds
Charities warn that physical and mental strain of caring could hinder their ability to care in future
RESEARCH PUBLISHED for Carers Week (11-17 June) reveals that three quarters of carers in Scotland suffered mental ill health as a result of caring, while 63 per cent said they had experienced physical ill health.
This compares to a figure of 72 per cent of carers across the UK who have faced mental ill health, and 61 per cent who have suffered physical illness.
Young adult carers leading charge for @ScotGov to extend concessionary travel
Companion card is not enough, say carers campaigning for increased financial support
A PETITION CALLING for the National Concessionary Travel Scheme (NCTS) to be extended to all unpaid carers is currently being considered by the Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament, thanks to Amanda MacDonald (pictured), a volunteer with Carers Trust Scotland's Young Adult Carer Voice Project.
'Show you care', campaigners call for @ScotGov social funding
Carers group warns that @ScotGov bill must have sufficient funding if it is to make a difference
CONCERNS over funding of the Carers (Scotland) Bill expressed by MSPs in recent months were today echoed by the Coalition of Carers.
The group warn that without sufficient funding to support the legislative changes, the bill's aim of supporting carers could be "seriously undermined".