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  • State of Caring in Scotland 2022

    Created: 10/11/2022

    The State of Caring in Scotland 2022 report, which was recently published, explores the financial, health, and employment situation of unpaid carers, as well as support services available to them.

    Amongst the findings in this year’s report are:

    • 40% of carers receiving Carers Allowance are struggling to make ends meet.
    • 24% of carers are cutting back on food and heat to make ends meet.
    • Only 12% of carers were offered an adult carer support plan.
    • 39% of carers have had no break in the last 12 months.
    • 58% of carers said their assessment did not consider their health and wellbeing properly or at all.
    • 1 in 10 working carers are in debt.

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