From today (26 May 22) Scottish Care and partner organisations are calling on organisations to support the next phase of the campaign for a new National Outcome to fully value and invest in those experiencing care and all those providing it.
This is a campaign created by Oxfam Scotland, Carers Scotland, Scottish Care, One Parent Families Scotland, the Scottish Women’s Budget Group, with support from the University of the West of Scotland. Together, we are calling for the Scottish Government to add a dedicated National Outcome on care to their existing set, in recognition that care – and all those provide it – are currently invisible within them.
People who care for others, whether paid or unpaid, are under-valued and under-rewarded, creating signiﬁcant personal and financial costs for many, particularly for women who provide most care.
In the coming months, for the first time in five years, the Scottish Government will begin to review the existing National Outcomes – the legally required goals which it says describe the kind of Scotland it aims to create. We believe that care must be placed at the heart of the Scottish Government’s vision for Scotland.
Today we’re launching a new phase of our campaign for a new National Outcome on care – now called “A Scotland that Cares”. We’re asking organisations across Scotland to support the campaign. Find out how to show your support here: https://oxfamapps.org/scotland/2022/05/24/a-scotland-that-cares/ #ScotlandCares
An Invitation: “A Scotland that Cares” Partner Webinar: 8 June 2022
We understand that you may have questions about the Campaign. We therefore wish to invite you to a short, informal online webinar – 1000-1100 on Wednesday, 8 June 2022 – to find out more. The webinar will explain the background to the Campaign, with short contributions from existing partners, and input from the University of the West of Scotland on their blueprint for a National Outcome on care.
We very much hope organisations will consider supporting A Scotland that Cares.