The social service sector makes up 7.8% of employment in Scotland, which is roughly 1 in 13 or workers.
“The pandemic has highlighted more than ever before, the skill and compassion demonstrated by our social service staff across Scotland.” Lorraine Gray
“I don’t get any respite, no time away or family support.” The Shocking Pressures on Young Carers #Covid19
“I feel as if it has made it more difficult to care for my father as I have been unable to take care of myself properly”
“As we get older we become frailer but not all older people are frail.” Professor Phyo Myint
The prevailing culture did not invite healthy challenge and there was little evidence that leaders had been proactive in creating opportunities for, and encouraging, scrutiny, challenge and debate.Care Inspectorate Report
Young carers call for educational equality and an end to isolation
Local MSP, David Stewart, Labour, “having the right to die at home is a ‘basic human right’”.
St Peters House is set to open in January 2020, providing long-term care for people over the age of 65
“Its nurses make it possible for people living with terminal illness to die peacefully at home.””
“Shetland patients dying at home don’t have access to overnight carers”