Buildings across Scotland will be lighting up with love on Care Day 2019


Look out for the lights

This Care Day, civic buildings and monuments will light up in red to show love and unity to Scotland’s Care Experienced population.

Care Day takes place on the third Friday in February each year and has continued to go from strength to strength. A day of celebration and unity, which originated in Scotland in 2015, is now recognised across the UK and internationally as an opportunity to celebrate the lives and voices of Care Experienced people.

Thanks to Corporate Parents – who are public bodies in Scotland that have legal duties towards children and young people who are Care Experienced – people across Scotland will see recognisable buildings in their cities and towns light up in red on Care Day 2019.  Red is the colour of love.  When Scots see their local buildings lit up on Friday 15th February, the charity Who Cares? Scotland, hopes people take a moment to think about the lives of Care Experienced people.

The charity, who had it 40th anniversary year in 2018, wants to secure a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people.  That’s almost 250,000 Scots who have historical or current experience of being cared for with help from statutory and social services.

Claudia Macdonald, Director of Influenicng at Who Cares? Scotland, invites everyone to show they care, this Care Day.

Care Day is a chance for everyone in Scotland to celebrate their neighbours, family and friends who have a Care Experience.  It’s a day for unity.  For considering what we can do as individuals and communities to ensure the Care Experienced population feel understood and included all across Scotland, on Care Day and every day.  Everyone can show they care this Care Day.  Visit our wesbite or our twitter page to find out how you can do this.  Everyone is welcome to join in.

To find out more about Care Day and how you can show you care, click here or visit the charity’s twitter account.


With thanks to Scottish Local Authorities, funding partners and donors who make our work possible.