90% of unpaid carers said that they are spending more time caring and 82% saying they have had no respite since the beginning of the pandemic.
“Our message is you are entitled to support, we are here to offer that support, and you are not alone.”Olivia Tait, Manager at Crossroads Orkney
“This makes it a very compelling resource and really helps university staff better understand the challenges student carers face in juggling their unpaid care role alongside studying.” Shona Littlejohn OU Scotland
It’s believed there are around 4,000 unpaid carers in Orkney – but only around 300 are registered locally with Crossroads Orkney who work with the Council to provide support to carers.
New Carers Trust Scotland research shows the key challenges for Scotland’s student carer population.
The module will help college practitioners to better understand the challenges faced by many student carers and provides guidance on how to improve support for these students at college.
The Job Start Payment is a one off £250 payment to help with the costs of starting a new job, £400 if the person has a child.
Carers Trust Scotland will bring Festival fun to young people through their first ever virtual Festival, “Best of the Fest!”
“Carers make a huge contribution to families and communities throughout Scotland and with the current public health crisis, they find themselves under increased pressure.”
“The six Carers Week charities are calling on Government to urgently deliver a plan for social care reform and set out long term investment in care and support services.”