These are challenging times for those in the caring professions and also for families worried about relatives in care homes or requiring care at home.  

There is great recognition of frontline staff in the NHS and it is important we remember that staff in care homes and caring for people at home are also showing the same commitment and dedication as they carry on with their jobs day by day.  We have seen wonderful examples of this in our joint work, and we urge society and the media to recognise the incredible job being done by everyone delivering care services across Scotland.

Right now, caring for our most vulnerable citizens has never been harder, yet all across Scotland, people working in care continue with professionalism and compassion that is truly humbling. 

Let us all thank these workers and ensure they get the appreciation and support they deserve.