COVID-19 IN SCOTLAND: THE IMPACT ON UNPAID CARERS AND CARER SERVICE SUPPORT WORKERS

From November 2020 to May 2021, Carers Trust Scotland carried out research to understand
the experiences and challenges that the pandemic led to in Scotland for unpaid carers, and
consequently, carer support workers and carer services.
As the UK continues the vaccination programme and the gradual lifting of lockdown, unpaid
carers and carer support workers look towards the future of support in the ‘new normal.’ This
report makes recommendations and suggestions, built from the experiences of the research
participants. These can support carer services to build back sustainable organisations and
ensure continued quality support for unpaid carers in the future.