It’s Day 6 of #ChallengePoverty Week
Everyone has a right to health, but poorer people have unequal access to care. That’s unjust. We need to #TurnTheTide on health inequality and #ChallengePoverty to make sure everyone gets the healthcare they need.
Community-based mental health services offer accessible mental health treatment to people on low incomes. Because these services are facing huge demand, people on low incomes are often left on long waiting lists without the support they need. Adequately funding these community-based services is crucial in providing mental health support for those most in need.
Our friends at @OxfamScotland found that unpaid carers do work worth around £36bn a year to Scotland. But they’re more likely to be in poverty. Let’s #TurnTheTide and #ChallengePoverty by increasing social security for those who care for sick or disabled people.
People who care for others provide crucial and invaluable support to our society yet support for carers is overlooked and underfunded. We need to better care for those who care for us by providing adequate support that allows carers to thrive as well as survive.
– Lots of health staff are working to #TurnTheTide on health inequality in Scotland. Our friends at @P_H_S_Official have lots of resources that workers can use to help #ChallengePoverty and reduce health inequalities.