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Pocket-sized Guide on the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

The Coalition of Carers have produced a 2 page guide to what people can expect from the new Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. They outline the Carer Pathway to getting the support that Carers need, through the provision of information, to having a good conversation and to making sure Carers needs are being met. You can […]

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Fund to help organisations implement new Carers Act

The fund is open for applications from third sector organisations – charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups,based in Scotland who are currently providing support to carers which is aligned with the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. This funding is to improve their capacity to carry out their role in local implementation of the Act. Your organisation […]

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New Carers Research reveals impact and lack of support for Carers

  ‘Supporting Carers to be Healthy and Connected’ – Research Summary for Carers Week 2018 Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. The survey findings are based upon the 6,828 responses to the […]

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Two new Acts come into force: The Carers Act and The Lobbying Act.

Scottish Government have announced two new acts, The Carers Act and The Lobbying Act. Carers Act Members will be well aware of the Carers Act, which came into force on 1st April this year. The Coaliation of Carers in Scotland have produced a number of useful resources and information leaflets to help everyone understand the […]

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New Carers Act for 2018 – Give views on the Draft Regulations and Carers Charter

New Carers Act for 1st April 2018 – have your say on the Draft Regulations and Carers Charter The new Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 will come into force on 1st April 2018. To be ready for this, the Scottish Government are asking people for their views on the the Regulations and the Carers Charter. There […]

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Post School and Higher Education Guides for Disabled Learners and Carers

1) Post-school Learning Choices in Scotland This guide contains information relating to a range of both formal and informal learning opportunities in Scotland, including: Community learning Further education courses at college Vocational training and apprenticeships This guide will be useful for: Young people thinking about their learning options after school; Adult learners thinking of taking […]

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Your Support Your Choice SDS Booklet: Dundee Carers Centre

  Dundee Carers Centre have developed an easy read booklet on Self Directed Support which outlines in a clear and concise way what SDS is and how it works. It is generic information that covers any part of Scotland – so it doesn’t matter which Local Authority area that you are in – the information […]

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Lost in Translation: Making Self-directed Support work for BME Communities

Lost in Translation: Making Self-directed Support work for BME Communities aims to help practitioners who support people from BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities who may be assessed as eligible for social care support from their local authority. The individual and group exercises, case studies, quizzes, and strength based models in the toolkit have been […]

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Shared Ambition for the future of social care in Scotland

Scotland’s social care support system increasingly risks cracking under the strain, as demand rises and funding fails to keep pace, to the potential detriment of thousands of disabled people and their families. Responding to these concerns, today (Wednesday 27 July) sees the launch of a Statement of Ambition on the future for social care, along […]

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