Nicola Sturgeon has said she is making a “personal commitment” to fix the care system for young people in Scotland.
A new support package for young carers, which offers them discounts and opportunities, has been launched.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a range of new benefits for young carers on a visit to Dundee.
Home carers told they will not need to work ‘horror show’ shifts which would have slashed wages by up to £4,500
Care staff looking after some of Dundee’s most vulnerable residents have been told they will not be forced to work "horror show" shift patterns which would have slashed wages by up to £4,500.
Carers looking after Dundee’s most vulnerable consider strike over ‘absolute horror show’ pay cuts up to £4,500
Care staff looking after some of Dundee's most vulnerable residents could strike unless "absolute horror show" plans to cut pay by up to £4,500 a year are withdrawn.
Union representatives are threatening industrial action over claims carers are being "blackmailed" into accepting split shift working or a cut in pay.
Parents of disabled children have called for a meeting with 19 MSPs from Tayside and Fife in a “last resort” bid to reverse cuts to respite care.
The hard work and dedication of carers will be celebrated in a week of events across Perth and Kinross.
Sadly, many children are unable to live with their families. For them, fostering provides a safe and stable home; helping them feel valued, ensuring their needs are met and giving them the best chance to develop.
The number of young carers struggling to cope is expected to rise as Dundee’s elderly population swells by a predicted 45% over the next 20 years.