Did you know there is new law to support carers in Scotland?
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 was implemented in April 2018
This is what it means…
The Act extends the rights for carers and young carers in Scotland, placing a duty on local health and social care partnerships to provide carers support to access their rights which are outlined below.
- A right to access information and advice
- A right to access support if your needs meet the local eligibility criteria for carers
- A right to be involved in care planning and assessment processes for the person you care for
- A right to be involved in hospital discharge planning processes
- A right to access an adult carer support plan (carers over the age of 18)
- A right to access a young carers statement (carers under the age of 18)
- A right to be involved in the planning and development of any carer services
Please see more information on these on the individual localised leaflets below. If you wish to discuss this information further or want to know more about your rights as a carer under the new law in Scotland, please book an appointment with one of our staff via the link below.
‘What to Expect’ Leaflet Range
Do you provide care for someone? You may be a parent, a partner, a son or daughter, a sister or brother or friend to someone who needs support as a result of their illness (physical or mental illness and substance misuse), condition or disability. If you provide them with help and support to manage their life – you are also a carer.
Click on the below links to download pdf leaflets from our range of ‘What to Expect’ guides…
What to Expect When You Make an Adult Carer Support Plan
What to Expect When You are Considering a Short Break
What to Expect The Carers (Scotland) Act Pathway to Support
What to Expect When You Make an Emergency Plan
What to Expect When the Person You Care for is Being Assessed
What to Expect When the Person You Care for is Being Discharged from Hospital
Conference – The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016
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 links…
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