Carers: Midlothian Council needs YOU

There are around 8,200 unpaid carers in Midlothian
There are around 8,200 unpaid carers in Midlothian

Midlothian Council is looking for the views of adult unpaid carers in Midlothian.

Working in partnership with VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) the council has launched this year’s annual survey to find out what carers want from social services.

The two organisations are also looking for feedback on what it’s like to be a carer and feedback on the role of someone who looks after a friend or relative.

A recent household survey suggests that there are around 8,200 people in Midlothian providing care on a weekly basis, while over 2,000 local people provide more than 50 hours of care each week.

Councillor Jim Bryant (SNP) said: “We’re eager to hear the views of everyone who cares for someone in Midlothian.

“Often our carers are a silent voice within the community, so this is a chance to stand up and be counted.”

The survey can be completed by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G5X3BKN. It is open until Friday, February 13.