Carer Positive is an award scheme across Scotland, promoting the business benefits of supporting and retaining members of staff who have caring responsibilities. We aim to raise awareness of the growing number of working carers and to award recognition to those employers with good support in place for carers. A growing number of organisations across the public, private, and voluntary sectors are participating in this free initiative, and have now been recognised as Carer Positive employers in Scotland.
The Carer Positive scheme is operated by Carers Scotland. Carers Scotland supports the thousands of people in Scotland who care for an elderly, sick or disabled family member or friend. Their services include:
- providing expert advice, information, advocacy and support
- connecting carers so no-one has to care alone
- campaigning together for lasting change
- innovating to find new ways to reach and support carers.
Other initiatives include promoting the benefits of technology for carers, including our care management app, Jointly. Drop by our stall to find out more about these, and some of the other work we are involved in.
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