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Have Your Say

This page will list a range of current consultation and engagement opportunities that carers can take part in.

Click on the individual links to find out more about how you can contribute to the consultations or engagement opportunities for carers and have your views and voice heard.

Carers Trust Scotland – Older Adult Carers Research

Carers Trust Scotland has launched a survey for unpaid carers aged 65+ in Scotland to find out about support older adult unpaid carers need from governments. The survey asks about challenges facing unpaid carers regarding finances, physical and mental well-being, and barriers to taking a break. The findings of the survey will help inform Carers Trust Scotland’s influencing work to improve the future support available to older adult unpaid carers from governments. Please spread the word with unpaid carers within this age group connected to your services to make sure as many as possible take the survey. The survey is live and will run up to December 2022. The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete and can be completed here.

BME and Muslim women with a caring role

Amina MWRC – Scotland’s Resource Centre for Muslim, Black & Minority Ethnic women, would like to hear from carers who are BME and Muslim women. They will be running some sessions with carers from 22nd Aug – 31st Oct (dates to be confirmed) and there will be a £40 voucher for each participant.

Email or call 0141 212 8420 to register.  

Parent Carers of Autistic Adults

PASDA (an organisation that offers support to parents, partners, siblings and carers of autistic adults who live in Edinburgh and the Lothians. ) would like to hold a zoom meeting in November for parent-carers of an autistic adult in Scotland, to share their views about what support, advice and services are available in their local area for autistic adults and what further support / services are required.
If you are a parent carer of an autistic adult (anywhere in Scotland) and would like to take part, please contact

Cath Purdie and Susan Chambers at

Carers views on what makes a  ‘Good Conversation’

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) have commissioned a small survey that focuses on the power of a good conversation when supporting unpaid carers in their caring role. The information in this survey will then go on to help inform and shape some learning that will better equip the health and care workforce and hopefully lead to better outcomes for everyone.

The survey can be completed here: