Scotland’s National Wellbeing Hub –Support in difficult times for unpaid carers and employers of PAs.

The Scottish Government has established a National Wellbeing Hub for everyone who has a responsibility to provide support to others, including unpaid carers, in recognition that people’s wellbeing is now more important than ever. The Hub offers advice and support to help people adapt and cope with the day-to-day challenges of life – isolation, anxiety, fatigue, poor sleep, feeling vulnerable and keeping up spirits  – during this global pandemic.

There is also a designated page of information for unpaid carers to find help and support, as well as information for people who employ personal assistants, with links to organisations who can provide advice and guidance regarding self-directed support.

You can access the Hub here.


Focus on Wellbeing Webinars for Health and Social Care Staff

The aim of third Focus on Wellbeing Programme is to empower and encourage health and social care staff and unpaid carers to enhance personal resilience and self-care. The programme content is linked to the range of resources available on the National Wellbeing Hub. 


Carers Frequently Asked Questions.

Coalition of Carers in Scotland have issued a guide to frequently asked questions regarding carers and Coronavirus. You can find this information here.


Vaccines for Carers.

People who provide vital face-to-face support for others, and who haven’t been given a COVID-19 vaccine appointment are now invited to register. You should phone the COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 to register for your coronavirus vaccine as a carer. Select option 3, register as an unpaid carer. Please find more information here.