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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00260

Carers Week 2021

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Monday, June 7, 2021

Supported by: Karen Adam, Jackie Baillie, Neil Bibby, Sarah Boyack, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Bob Doris, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Russell Findlay, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Monica Lennon, Gillian Mackay, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Pauline McNeill, Jenni Minto, Carol Mochan, Alex Rowley, Anas Sarwar, Colin Smyth, Collette Stevenson, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Annie Wells, Martin Whitfield, Elena Whitham

That the Parliament welcomes Carers Week, which takes place between 7 and 13 June 2021; recognises that the week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, to highlight the challenges that unpaid carers face and to recognise the contribution that carers make to families and communities across Scotland; recognises that carers continue to face new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen many people take on more caring responsibilities for friends and family members who require support; commends the work of Scotland’s estimated 788,000 carers; notes the impact of caring on all aspects of life, and the increased difficulties carers have faced throughout the past year, and supports the ambition of the Carers Week campaign to "make caring visible."