Have Your Say!

Have Your Say!

The Carers (Scotland) Act requires Scottish Ministers to set timescales for preparing adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of people who are terminally ill with a life expectancy of up to 6 months. Informed by research from Marie Curie UK, a...
Recognising Carers

Recognising Carers

Scottish Labour Carer’s Allowance Discussion Paper Here is the discussion paper that has been published which highlights out a number of ideas where the payment of carers allowance can be improved. The consultation period has been extended to February 9th to allow...
Conference – The Carers (Scotland) Act

Conference – The Carers (Scotland) Act

Our recent conference took place on the 5th November and was host to a number of guest speakers, all of which discussed aspects of the new Carers Scotland Act. To download copies of the presentation slides please click the following link… Carer Budgets Morris Howatt...
Carer’s Allowance Supplement Update

Carer’s Allowance Supplement Update

Carers living in Scotland who were in receipt of Carer’s Allowance from the Department of Work & Pensions on the qualifying date of Monday 16th April should receive the first payment of the Carer’s Allowance supplement by mid-October. The supplementary payment is...
Social Security in Scotland – New Video

Social Security in Scotland – New Video

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...