September 2017

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

The Future for Young Carers - 2018 and Beyond Conference

A conference for anyone interested in the wellbeing and development of Young Carers in Highland.
16 November 2017, 09.30 - 15.30 hrs. Smithton Church, Culloden, Inverness

Some of the day's events include:

  • A look at caring from a young carers perspective
  • Implication of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and the duty of care
  • Young Carer Positive Schools Award

Guest Speakers:

  • Edward Reid, Britain's Got Talent Finalist and former Glasgow Young Carer

  • Cathy Begley, Participation and Education Officer, Children & Young People's Commissioner Scotland

    To find out more and book your place click here