of the Covid pandemic according to a new report. The report show the impact of caring on their own physical and mental health has topped carers’ concerns closely followed by money worries. Carers Scotland, on of the charities behind the report, says more needs to be done to support the growing numbers of unpaid carers.
Right off, let me say that of course unpaid carers deserve far more support but this kind of coverage also needs a bit of context so that viewers can put the issue into a meaningful context.
First, the report is based on interviews with 22 people from 24 who were ‘offered’ an interview. This kind of qualitative research can reveal insights into the real lived experience of subjects but it cannot, should not ever, be used suggest wider patterns. There are more than 1 million unpaid carers in Scotland. A sample of 22?
Second, viewers should hear how Scotland is doing, relatively, with regard to its support for carers.
How about these?