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CARERS WEEK 11 TO 17 JUNE 2018

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1363: tabled on 07 June 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports Carers Week, which seeks to raise awareness of caring and building communities that support the health and wellbeing of carers; acknowledges the tireless work of 6.5 million unpaid carers across the UK, an estimated 788,000 in Scotland, many of whom are under the age of 18; recognises the challenges carers face and the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK; welcomes the improved support offered to carers and young carers in Scotland, and the new Carers Act which extends the rights of carers in Scotland; and encourages employers, public services and local businesses to become more carer friendly.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.