'As a socially-progressive employer we recognise and understand this so we work with staff to take caring responsibilities into account to ensure both the needs of the carer
and the organisation are met.
Research also reveals unpaid carers
feel what they do in life is significantly less worthwhile compared with the rest of the population, with those struggling financially over a third less likely to feel that the things they do in their life are worthwhile.
Mr Arthur is the first MSP to be accredited as a Carer
Positive Employer and has championed the initiative in the Scottish Parliament.
However, this culture needs to be supported throughout the organisation with flexible work practices, supportive recruitment policies (such as promotion of flexible working in job adverts) and carer
Joanna McPherson, service co-ordinator for Quarriers' Aberdeenshire Carers
Support Service, said: "The Carer
's Garden is a fantastic place and with the backing of carers
and local support, the garden can flourish again and fulfill its original ideal of providing a beautiful space for relaxation and contemplation."
frequently feel excluded or ignored by health and social care professionals from the care and treatment being provided, and this is even so when a carer
or family identify to professionals that the person is exhibiting relapse symptoms.
Information stands on various support provided by carer
organisations will also be in place all week at the DGRI in Dumfries, as well as other locations including Mountainhall Treatment Centre and Dumfries and Galloway College.
"In Working with Family Carers
, a book inspired by my own experiences, I discuss some of the issues faced by carers
in the UK.'' Dr Gant continued: "From identifying carers
and providing information and advice and, given the likelihood of practitioners themselves providing (and receiving) care, it also offers a discussion regarding maintaining resilience and the extent to which personal experiences guide and inform practitioners' response to working with carers
Most researchers agree there is a greater need for holistic, objective assessment of carer
"We have always made it clear we believe that Carer
's Allowance should be the same rate as Jobseeker's Allowance.
A NEW information leaflet for carers
- available in GP surgeries across Leicestershire - has been launched.