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New Guide Helps Explain Advice and Support Available to Unpaid Carers

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A new booklet from the Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), in collaboration Carers Voice, is helping unpaid carers get access to information on the support that’s out there for them.

The booklet explains that: “If you do look after someone and you are not paid to do so, then you are an unpaid carer.

“You may not describe yourself as a carer, it’s just what you do as a husband, wife, partner, parent, relative or friend.”

Opening up the booklet, it includes information on the complementary therapies, support to get back into work and more information on who to speak with.

Welcoming the launch of this new booklet, Karyn Sharp, Carers Strategic Lead for the HSCP, said: “Carers are doing tremendously vital work and making a real difference to the lives of the people they care for.  We want them to know they are valued and to feel visible and respected.  We also want them to know we support them in their caring role and that help and assistance is there and accessible for when they need it.”

“It is our hope that this booklet launch, and the information inside it, will support people to continue to care for their families, friends and loved ones and help them to access the various support networks and services that are available to empower them to do so.”

More information on support available in Perth and Kinross can be found on: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/14240/Support-for-carers-in-the-community

The Support for Unpaid Carers booklet can be found on: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/media/48026/Support-for-Unpaid-Carers-Easy-Read-Leaflet-2020/pdf/Support_for_Unpaid_Carers._Easy_Read_Leaflet_2020.pdf?m=637527906951830000

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