The 7th Carers Parliament will be held on Wednesday 30th October 2019. The event will be held at the Central Halls in Edinburgh.  

This year’s Carers Parliament has a theme of the Diversity of Caring.

Carers have been described as ordinary people doing extraordinary things but fundamentally carers are individuals with their own unique experiences, aspirations and diverse needs.  These differences present both an opportunity and a challenge to those tasked with taking forward policy development and delivering support (statutory and third sector) and the Carers Parliament day will be your opportunity to explore what this means in practice.    

The day will take a ‘diversity of caring’ perspective to:

·         celebrate the diversity of both carers and caring in Scotland 
·         consider the impact of policy and legislation on carers’ lives
·         reflect on the challenges faced by carers; those that are common and those of different groups of carers
·         share best practice, gather diversity of experiences and influence the way forward

To secure a place at this years Carers Parliament apply here.

Each local authority area will have two delegate places. Places will be awarded via a ballot which will be drawn by Carers Scotland w/c 12 August 2019. 

Last year two of our Young Carers Megan Murray (left) and Jamie-Louise Murray (right) met with Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing at the Carers Parliament to discuss the challenges they face as young people with caring responsibilities.