Purpose of the group

To ensure equality of opportunity for carers in Scotland by liaising with carers' organisations, lobbying the Scottish Government and promoting legislation on carers' behalf; to promote awareness amongst Members of the Scottish Parliament of the needs of carers and former carers; to liaise with Members of both Houses at Westminster and the Welsh Assembly in order to share best practice; and to link with appropriate bodies, including carers organisations, on an international basis. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting: 27 February 2018

This meeting will be held at 5.30pm in room TG20/21.


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Lorraine Allan

Celia Sweeney

Michael Grieve

Carolynne Hunter

Clare Lally-Steele

Cath Purdie 

Linsey Currie

Christine Farquhar


Carers Trust Scotland (secretariat)

National Dementia Carers Action Network – Alzheimer Scotland

Skills Development Scotland

Coalition of Carers in Scotland

Carers Scotland


Learning Disability Alliance Scotland

Helensburgh and Lomond Carers (SCIO)

Glasgow South West Carers Centre

Scottish Youth Parliament

Support in Mind Scotland

North Lanarkshire Carers Together

ENABLE Scotland

Health and Social Care ALLIANCE

Division of Clinical Psychology in Scotland, British Psychological Society

The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO)


Stroke Association

Big Lottery Fund Scotland

Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance

Shared Care Scotland

Family Fund

Standard Life Carers Network


Centrica Carers Network

Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

VSA Aberdeen City (Adult carers and young carers)


Care Inspectorate


Marie Curie

Life Changes Trust

Parkinson’s UK

Camphill Scotland

tide – together in dementia everyday

MND Scotland

Disability Alliance Scotland (DAS)

Shared Lives Plus

Edinburgh North West Carers

Hospice UK

Get involved

Next meeting:
27 February 2018




Claudia Beamish MSP

Holyrood Road
The Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 6889