Weekly Roundup: Resources for Working Carers and a New Award

May 1, 2020


PPE for Carers

The Scottish Government has issued new advice on PPE for unpaid carers. This information offers new guidelines for different caring situations and how carers can access PPE materials. Read the full article on the Scottish Government website. 


Free Coaching Sessions for Carers in the Performing Arts

The arts have been hit hard by the covid-19 pandemic with many individuals in this industry currently out of work. In a bid to offer support to those most affected, PiPA are providing free coaching sessions for parents and carers in Scotland who work in the performing arts. Remote, hour long, one-to-one sessions are available for those who work within dance, theatre, opera and music, however places are limited. Visit the PiPa website to find out the full details and to apply.


New WhatsApp Group Working Carers

This informal chat group aims to share practical ideas and peer support for unpaid carers who are still working during the covid-19 pandemic. Join the group here.


OSCR Become Carer Positive

Finally, we are really pleased to announce that OSCR (Scottish Charity Regulator) are now a Carers Positive Employer! It was clear from OSCR's application that support for carers is well embedded within the culture of the organisation and was clearly communicated among the emplyees. Well done to everyone at OSCR in creating and maintaining this supportive workplace, we hope you will go on to apply for the next level of the award in the near future.