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National Strategy 2010-2015

The Scottish Government recognises the huge contribution made by unpaid carers across Scotland.  In partnership with National Carer Organisations and COSLA, it created these 5-year national strategies to improve the lives of carers and young carers.

The Caring Together: The Carers Strategy for Scotland 2010 - 2015 and Getting It Right for Young Carers: The Young Carers Strategy for Scotland 2010 - 2015 set out a range of key actions, including a focus on:

  • better identification of carers
  • information and advice
  • health and wellbeing
  • carer support
  • participation and partnership