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.
Alex Stobart: Why person-centred politics should matter in this Scottish Parliament
Alex Stobart says putting people at the heart of service delivery should be a focal point of the new Scottish Parliament
IN December 2015, the Welfare Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament recommended major principles in a Report on the Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland.
These principles focus on the people of Scotland, their self-sovereign identity, rights and needs as citizens including -
- Person-centred services in the whole system
- Dignity; respect; non-punitive
- Human rights and the right to participate
News in 5 Minutes: Mass protests over police shooting in North Carolina, Scotland's rising social care bill, and Brangelinaggedon
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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (20 September) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes the mass protests over police shooting in North Carolina, the report into Scotland’s rising social care bill, and Brangelinaggedon.
News: Mass protests in North Carolina after police shooting
Young Carer's Allowance considered as Scottish Young Carers Festival ends
Scottish Government consider the policy as report finds 40 per cent of young carers “hide” responsibilities
The Scottish Government has restated its consideration of creating a Young Carer’s Allowance to help young carers with the financial pressure of their caring responsibilities.
Leading think tank calls for ailing rUK NHS to learn from Scotland
NHS England facing its worst ever crisis
A REPORT by the influencial Nuffield Trust think tank has called on the rest of the UK to learn the lessons of improvements in the Scottish NHS.
A report, compiled by Nuffield Trust public affairs analyst Mark Dayan and chief executive and former policy director of the NHS Confederation Nigel Edwards, points to several ways in which improvements in the Scottish system could be implemented to halt the decline of NHS England and services in Northern Ireland and Wales.