Jackson Carlaw shows support for National Carers Week

Jackson Carlaw MSP for Eastwood has voiced his support for National Carers Week which begins on Monday 8th June and lasts until Sunday 14th June.


Mr Carlaw has praised carers for going above and beyond during this unprecedented crisis including those who have taken on unpaid caring roles to look after some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.


The Eastwood MSP has used the week to call on the Scottish Government to recognise the role that many unpaid carers play on a daily basis and ensure that they have the resources to provide financial and wellbeing support to relatives and loved ones.


Carers Week is the largest yearly carers awareness campaign across the country and in Scotland, it is led by Carers Scotland. 


This year, National Carers week has been backed by Age Scotland, Carers Trust Scotland, Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Oxfam Scotland.


Jackson Carlaw MSP for Eastwood said:


"Carers in Eastwood and across the country have truly gone above and beyond during the coronavirus national emergency.


“During National Carers Week, I wanted to put on record my thanks for their incredible professionalism and recognise that many of them will have lost loved ones who they cared for during this crisis.


“Many more will have taken on unpaid roles caring for relatives and friends, whether financially or otherwise.


"I hope that in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government will ensure that our carers have the resources in order to support those they love day in day out. 


“We should all give our thanks during this week and all year round for our Carers and I will be continuing to look at measures to push for greater support to be given by the Scottish Government to frontline workers.”