Purpose of the group

To ensure equality of opportunity for carers in Scotland by liaising with carers' organisations, lobbying the Scottish Government and promoting legislation on carers' behalf; to promote awareness amongst Members of the Scottish Parliament of the needs of carers and former carers; to liaise with Members of both Houses at Westminster and the Welsh Assembly in order to share best practice; and to link with appropriate bodies, including carers organisations, on an international basis. 

Forthcoming meetings

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Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Lorraine Allan

Celia Sweeney

Michael Grieve

Carolynne Hunter

Clare Lally – Steele

Cath Purdie

Linsey Currie

Christine Farquhar

Moira McWhinnie


Carers Trust Scotland - secretary

Edinburgh Carers Council

First Hand

Learning Disability Alliance Scotland

Leonard Cheshire Disability

North West Carers


VERG Scotland

Psychiatric Rights Scotland

Stroke Association

One Parent Families

Life Story Network

One Parent Families

Care Inspectorate


Scottish Youth Parliament

Shared Lives Plus

Scottish Government

Big Lottery Fund


Alliance Scotland 

Coalition of Carers in Scotland

Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

MND Scotland

Skills Development Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland

Renfrewshire Carers Centre

Salvensen Mindroom Centre

Shared Care Scotland

Hospice UK

Life Changes Trust

Carers Scotland

Support in Mind Scotland 

Headway UK

Centrica Carers Network

CAB, Kinship Carers

CAS Kinship Carer Project


Central Carers

Borders Carers Centre

Soroptimist International (Scotland) / Support In Mind Scotland

Division of Clinical Psychology in Scotland, British Psychological Society

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs

Mental Welfare Commission

Carers Trust Scotland (secretariat) 

Enable Scotland

MS Society Scotland

Dementia Carer Voices

Scottish Youth Parliament

Disability Agenda Scotland


Scottish Commission on Learning Disability

Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance

Leuchie House

Ayrshire Children’s Services

Church of Scotland

Families Outside

Care Inspectorate

The Butterfly Trust

Camphill Scotland

Association of Family Therapy Scotland


North West Carers Centre, Edinburgh

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance


Edinburgh Carers Council

Marie Curie


Parkinson’s UK

Scottish Huntington's Association

University of Edinburgh

University of Aberdeen

East Ayrshire Carers Centre

South Lanarkshire College

Queen Margaret University

Perth College UHI

Glasgow Caledonian University

Edinburgh Young Carers

Ayrshire College

Quarriers Moray Carers

Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO

North Lanarkshire Carers Together

Psychological Society

The Borders Carers Centre SCIO

Stroke Association

Standard Life Carers Network

Big Lottery Fund Scotland

Centrica Carers Network

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

VSA Aberdeen


Hospice UK

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Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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