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Carer Pat Onions may be blind but still is a carer for her husband

SHE is one of an estimated 759,000 people in Scotland caring for a loved one who is elderly, ill or disabled, with the figure set to rise to at least one million by 2017.

Pat Onions is registered blind but cares full time for her husband David

HAVING suffered the sudden and devastating loss of her sight in her 30s, Pat Onions could have faced a very limited future.

Scottish carers reach breaking point

Scotland’s army of unpaid carers are reaching crisis point as their own health problems soar and they struggle to get by on low incomes
by Susan Smith

Scottish carers are reaching breaking point, experiencing high levels of depression, poor incomes and declining health as a result of their caring roles.

Women suffer most from Coalition cuts

WOMEN, and new mothers in ­particular, have suffered disproportionately from Coalition welfare cuts according to new figures released by the SNP.

Using data from the House of Commons Library, the party said 68% of all Westminster welfare cuts between 2011-12 to 2015-16 would fall on women.

In Scotland, that meant £4.1 billion less for women as a result of a five-year cuts package of £6bn.