Caring for the carers
This is Carers Week, which aims to raise awareness of the vital contribution made by carers to their families and communities in providing unpaid care for someone who needs their support.
Across the Highlands and Islands, more than 12,000 people receive Carers’ Allowance but the number of people caring for others is much greater as not everyone claims this allowance.
Often people have to juggle full or part-time work while caring for someone, while others find themselves having to give up paid employment in order to fulfil the role.
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