It is estimated that there could now be as many as 1.1 million people in Scotland caring unpaid for a loved one who is older, disabled, or seriously ill during the Coronavirus pandemic
It has been an especially difficult time for family carers, with the majority having to provide more care during the pandemic; on average 10 additional hours a week. With many face-to-face day services still closed or limited because of Covid, some families are caring round the clock without a break.
It's thanks to carers sharing their personal experiences with Carers Scotland that we are able to explain to politicians and policy makers the challenges they face. Now as we head in to winter, six months on from the Coronavirus outbreak, we need to do this again to find out what is going on with carers and to try to ensure that their needs are met.
By filling in our survey 'Caring Behind Closed Doors: 6 months on' unpaid carers in Scotland can help inform the UK's most comprehensive study into experiences of looking after a loved one during the Coronavirus crisis.
You can take part in the survery here.