Presentation on theme: "Rachel Cromack Carer Development Worker. The definition of an unpaid carer is: “ Carers provide unpaid care to family members, other relatives, partners,"— Presentation transcript:
Rachel Cromack Carer Development Worker
The definition of an unpaid carer is: “ Carers provide unpaid care to family members, other relatives, partners, friends and neighbours of any age affected by physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or substance use. Some carers care intensively or are lifelong carers. Others care for shorter periods. The carer does not need to be living with cared for person to be a carer” (Caring Together: The Carers Strategy for Scotland, )
How many unpaid carers are there in Scotland? 660,000 This equates to 1 in 8 of the population It is estimated by 2037 the number of carers will have increased to 1million!
How much do carers save the government? £10.3 billion per year £200 million per week £28 million per day
Angus Carers Association was established in 1996 The centre opened in 1998 and moved to current premises in March 2009 Voluntary organisation affiliated to The Princess Royal Trust for Carers network