Help and Unpaid Care

  • There is diversity in the demographics and landscape of help and care in Scotland
  • Compared to other surveys there is continuity with women as the predominant caregivers, recipients of care and sandwich carers
  • 11% of respondents spent over 50 hours a week providing care
  • 10% of carers were sandwich carers caring for both an adult and a child
  • Those in most deprived communities are more likely to provide long hours of care than those in less deprived communities. People with high level of deprivation are more likely to receive help with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) activities; whereas people from the medium deprivation group are those who are most likely to receive help with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) activities