March 2018

The Carers' Charter

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (the Act) takes effect from 1 April 2018.
 
The Act extends and enhances the rights of carers in Scotland to help improve their health and wellbeing, 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 Ministers have prepared this Carers’ Charter, setting out the rights of carers in or under 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.

You can read the Carer's Charter here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2018/03/4874/downloads#res533199
 

SDS Option 1 Payment Card

Is the person you care for in receipt of SDS Option 1, Direct Payment? Do you know about the Payment Card? This could be a useful information session for you...

8 days until Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 takes effect on April 1, 2018 and will ensure better and more consistent support for carers so that they can continue to care, if they so wish, in better health and to have a life alongside caring.
From April 1, 2018 there is: