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More than three-quarters of unpaid carers in Scotland feel lonely or socially isolated, a new survey has found. A total of 83% said they feel that way due to the pressures of caring for loved ones. Carers who report feeling lonely are almost twice as likely to have worse mental…
Four in five unpaid carers feel lonely or isolated, a new poll suggests. A survey of more than 7,000 carers across the UK found that 81% have felt lonely or socially isolated as a result of their caring role, according to a new report from the charity Carers UK. This…
Young carers are to be asked their views on Scotland's new welfare system. Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman (pictured) will hear directly from young people at a series of events for carers. She will visit the Borders Carer Centre in Galashiels, which is part of Carers Trust Scotland, the country's…
Almost a third of long-term carers (32%) have not had a day off in five years, according to a new report. The study found a lack of respite available for the 3,841 people surveyed who have been caring for five years or more. Among all those who have been caring…
A "merciless" carer who stole nearly £300,000 from a vulnerable 102-year-old woman has been jailed for nine years. Julie Sayles, 59, of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, took advantage of "frugal" Edith Negus after discovering the centenarian had saved a "considerable fortune" during her lifetime. Sayles, who worked for a charity providing…
The openPASS App enables verified family members to access information that is recorded by their relative's carer. This includes details of when the carer has visited, any medical care they have received and how they are feeling that day, all in one easy-to-use smartphone application. With openPASS, communications between family…
Prince Harry praised the work of parent carers and their efforts to support one another as he hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace. The Prince met parents who had opted to look after their sick children, at the event, marking the 40th anniversary of charity WellChild, and commented on how…
A new campaign has been launched to ensure Scotland's young carers can get the help they are entitled to in a bid to save them from the added worry of money pressures. The Scottish Government is using social media to reach out to those aged 16 to 24 who care…
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