WATCH: CommonSpace Show - Social Care Special
For the latest edition of the CommonSpace Show, David Jamieson and Rhiannon Davies were joined by disability rights campaigner, Colette Walker
They begin by discussing some of the big stories in the news this week – the possibility of a December general election, and the latest expenses scandal to rock Glasgow City Council. In the second part of the show, they discuss the case of the Cherry family in East Renfrewshire who have found that the care support their daughter needs has been replaced by an automated ‘telecare’ system.
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.
Scottish Labour accused of “hypocrisy” over plans to tackle health staff shortages
Scottish Labour has been accused of “hypocrisy” by the SNP over plans to deal with staff shortages within health service
THE SNP has accused Scottish Labour of “hypocrisy” over its plans to tackle staff shortages in healthcare in Scotland.
Tories rattled over backlash from dementia tax ‘cash grab’ on elderly
Theresa May shouts “Nothing has changed!” at journalists for criticising ‘Dementia Tax’ policy
THE MAJOR TORY ELECTION POLICY of social care reform - chastised as “the biggest stealth tax in history” by opponents - has caused chaos in the party campaign, with desperate measures taken to reverse criticism and divisions over the policy.
Gathering to organise care for carers as health provision continues evolution in Scotland
East Renfrewshire meeting hopes to bring carers together for mutual help
CARERS are organising a coffee morning to help one another come to terms with the hurdles faced by growing numbers who care for an ill or disabled person in Scotland.
The Care Collective, a group in East Renfrewshire working to help those with caring duties, is holding a coffee morning next week (20 April) for carers to network and discuss the difficulties they face.