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Carers Week 2016

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and recognise the contribution carers make in their challenging role.

This year the focus is on building Carer Friendly Communities, which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.

According to Carers Trust Scotland, the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in Scotland, there are at least 759,000 carers aged 16 and over in Scotland and 29,000 young carers.

Find out more about Carers Week and Carers Trust Scotland.