Find out how to add your signature, either as an organisation or individual, to an open letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice.

Carers Trust Scotland have drafted an Open Letter to the Cabinet Secretary, Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, regarding improving social security support for older adult unpaid carers with underlying entitlement to Carer’s Allowance/Carer Support Payment. Thousands of unpaid carers do not receive Carer’s Allowance payment due to being in receipt of State Pension. The letter is focused on actions in Scotland which they are asking of the Cabinet Secretary and the Scottish Government.

They are calling for your support to the letter. The letter will be sent to the Cabinet Secretary on 29 February 2024. You can add your signature to this open letter, either as an organisation or an individual, including unpaid carers.

You can read the open letter on Carers Trust’s website.

To add your support as an organisation, please send your logo to Please ensure you have got the permission for your organisation to be added to this Open Letter.

For individuals, including unpaid carers, please click here to read and add your signature any time between 15 February and 28 February.

If you need any more information or have any queries relating to the Open Letter, please contact Beth Friel-

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