Carers unveil new book offering support

Barbara Shearer (Mayfield), Wanda Gosz (Penicuik) and Patricia Thorp (Mayfield) at the launch of the new booklet

Midlothian carers have put pen to paper to produce a new booklet aimed at supporting people who care for those with dementia.

The booklet was launched as part of National Carers’ Week.

The new book aims to share tips and hints on how to look after someone with the illness and has been written by carers who are in a similar position.

The information was written by unpaid carers from across Midlothian who wanted to share their own experiences to help others.

It is estimated that in Scotland unpaid carers provide £10.3 billion pounds worth of care each year and in Midlothian there are an estimated 14,000 carers who contribute £171 million per year.


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