The National Carer Organisations are asking you to share their ‘Manifesto for Unpaid Carers and Young Carers’ with your Parliamentary Candidates ahead of 2021 Scottish Parliament Election.
With the Scottish Parliament election taking place on the 6th May 2021, the National Carer Organisations have created a ‘manifesto for unpaid carers and young carers’, highlighting the top priorities unpaid carers want to see delivered by the next Scottish Government.We want a society that respects, values, and supports carers. To realise this, we want the next parliament to be the most carer friendly ever.
To help us achieve this we want all candidates standing for election (parliamentary candidates) to hear that supporting unpaid carers matters to voters. #CarersVotesCount
We would therefore like you to share the manifesto with your parliamentary candidates ahead of the election and ask them to tweet their support for carers. See below for further action.
Help make #CarersVotesCount in the Scottish Parliament election
Write to your candidates today and call for their support for the Manifesto for Unpaid Carers and Young Carers. 1.1 million people provide unpaid care to families, friends and neighbours. Despite saving Scotland £13.4 billion this year, carers and young carers often face poverty, ill health and lack of opportunity, simply because they care. Our manifesto for carers and unpaid carers sets out the top priorities unpaid carers want to see delivered by the next Scottish Government. We want a society that respects, values, and supports carers. We want the next parliament to give carers the rights and recognition they deserve.
National Carers Organisations - Manifesto