Unpaid Carers Conference 2023

Welcome to the Unpaid Carers Conference 2023

In 2023 we were delighted to host the first conference, bringing together carers, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and organisations to discuss, share experiences, and find innovative solutions to the challenges faced by unpaid carers.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who joined us at the Unpaid Carers Conference 2023. It was a day filled with inspiration, knowledge-sharing, and community-building, celebrating the incredible dedication, strength, and resilience of unpaid carers.

Keynote Speakers

Our esteemed keynote speakers delivered insightful, motivating, and empowering talks that left attendees inspired:

  • Becky Duff, Director for Scotland, Carers Trust Scotland: Caring in Scotland - The Bigger Picutre
  • Shaun Hourston, Wells, Acting Strategic Planning Lead, Orkney Health and Social Care Partnership: The Orkney Carer Conference and Lessons Learned

Event Programme

Dive into the comprehensive programme for a sneak peek into what happened at the 2023 conference! From insightful keynote speakers to engaging workshops, we have curated a schedule that promises inspiration, learning, and connection.

Partnering Organisations

A heartfelt thank you to our partnering organisations! Your support helped make this conference a reality. Together, we are fostering a community where unpaid carers feel seen, appreciated, and supported. Your commitment to this cause is truly commendable.

Dragons Den Q&A Session

In a groundbreaking Dragons Den-style Q&A session, our expert panel pitched innovative ideas for the future of unpaid carers in D&G. Each idea was not just a concept but a potential game-changer. The passion and creativity displayed by the panelists left us excited about the positive impact these initiatives could have on the lives of unpaid carers.


The workshops provided a space for in-depth discussions, skill-building, and networking. Participants had the opportunity to delve into topics such as self-care, navigating healthcare systems, and building a support network. The exchange of ideas and experiences in these interactive sessions created a sense of companionship among attendees.

Meeting Your Training Needs

The training offered will change over different periods of the year and in relation to changes in practice, we need to keep this fresh & up to date.