1. Working in partnership with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), the Scottish Government has reviewed the National Strategy for Carers in Scotland. The revision is a collaboration between policy and carers’ stakeholders and was informed by reviewing progress made in meeting the recommendations of the Care 21 Report: The Future of Unpaid Care in Scotland.
2. This research report on unpaid carers in Scotland contributes to the review by outlining the main sources of information on carers in Scotland and presents key information which can be used by policy makers and stakeholders working with carers.