News & Events

The Future for Young Carers - 2018 and Beyond Conference ...

With less than a month to go we are all getting exciting about our conference 'The Future for Young Carers - 2018 and Beyond.  The conference is for anyone working in education or with young people in Highland.

We've lined up some great, informative and entertaining speakers and the event is completely free.  To book your ticket visit our EventBrite page.

Carers News, Autumn 2017 is here ...

With autumn well and truly here we take a look back at activities over the summer and look ahead to the Carers (Scotland) Act 2017 and the changes this involves.
Our young carer conference, The Future for Young Carers in Education, 2018 and Beyond is just around the corner (November 16th) and we have some Christmas themed events for carers too.
Click the link to read the latest edition of Carers News.
 

Have Your Say on the Carers Charter ...

This is your opportunity to shape the future for carers in Scotland. 

The Carers Act 2016 will come into force on 1 April 2018. The Charter is intended to ensure first and foremost that carers are aware of their rights as carers. This consultation covers the rights in or under the Act. There will be scope in the future to produce an updated version covering carers rights under other legislation.

 
The Act extends and enhances the rights of carers in Scotland to help improve their health and well-being, so that they can continue to care, if they so wish, and have a life alongside caring.

As required by section 36 of the Act the Scottish Government has prepared this Carers’ Charter, setting out the rights of carers in the Act.

The Act also requires local authorities to have a local information and advice service for carers. These services must provide information and advice about a number of things relevant to carers, including the carers’ rights set out in the Carers’ charter.

Updated information for Carers on Social Security ...

The Scottish Government with the support of the national carer organisations have produced information for carers, in both video and written form, providing an update on the plans for taking over 11 devolved benefits and to answer a range of questions raised by carers.

Video Q & A

The Minister for Social Security, Jeanne Freeman, has recorded an update for carers on the plans for social security in Scotland. In it she sets out the plans and timescales for setting up a social security agency in Scotland and taking over the 11 devolved benefits by 2020.  She also answers questions which were raised by carers about the government's plans.

You can watch this video by clicking here.

Written Q & A

What are the timescales for introducing new benefits to Scotland?

Annual Review of the Year - Update ...

The team at Connecting Carers took the stage to present the Annual Review of the Year and a look forward to the impact of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 when it becomes law in April 2018.

You can view the full Annual Review presentation here
You can view a summary of the key implications off the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 here
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