Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has supported Coalition of Carers in Scotland New Year’s Resolution to ensure that carers across the country get the support they need and that their rights are enshrined in the Carer’s Bill.
Scottish Labour is committed to stopping the postcode lottery of support and services for carers and agree that they should have the right to support based on a National Framework. This commitment was reaffirmed by our pledge to give the Care Inspectorate the authority over carers’ services and support.
Ms McTaggart said:
“It is vital that the 59,648 carers in Glasgow have the same access to support as every other carer in Scotland. That is why I support the Coalition of Carers in Scotland’s calls to have the right to support for carers based on a National Framework. The SNP need to ensure that their Carer’s Bill is not just kind words but ensures that carers have the right to support and services. Too often they are forgotten and taken for granted; they deserve our support and appreciation.”
Carers’ Champion Clare Lally said:
“As Carers’ Champion, I know the struggle that many of my fellow carers face trying to get the support they need to carry on caring. It is a simple ask to have a right to support, regardless of where you live in the country. ”
“Currently in Scotland, the support carers receive depends on their Local Authority provision. This situation cannot continue, which is why I hope the SNP government supports the Coalition of Carers in Scotland New Year’s Resolution. This will empower carers to demand the support they are entitled to.”
This calls on the government to improve the lives of carers in 2015 by taking up our New Year’s Resolution: