Local Scottish Labour MSP Neil Findlay has shown his support for Scotland’s unpaid carers on Carers Week 2020, which will run from 8-14th of June.
This year’s theme, Make Caring Visible, aims to recognise and thank the hundreds of thousands of people who are providing critically important care for vulnerable people in the community.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, many unpaid carers were struggling behind closed doors with little respite. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, they have been on the frontline of the crisis. Many carers have reported that they have taken on more care in recent times with 78% reporting that they have been close to burnout.
Carers Week 2020 has the opportunity for us all to recognise the difficulties that our unpaid carers face; work out how they can be assisted and praise them for their efforts.
There will be a variety of online activities taking place every day to mark Carers Week 2020.
Labour MSP, Neil Findlay MSP said:
“It’s critical that we recognise the contribution of carers experience as they heroically provide round the clock care to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, often with little support or recognition.
“I want to say thank you to all of them particularly at this difficult time during the coronavirus crisis which has added to the stress and anxiety.
“However words are simply not enough. This crisis has strengthened the case for a National Care Service to ensure that those requiring care, and those providing it, are looked after and supported.