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Proposed Wheelchairs (Short-term access) (Scotland) Bill: consultation now open.

This Bill aims to create a statutory duty to provide an attendant controlled or occupant propelled manual wheelchair on a short-term basis, free of charge, for people who have a short-term mobility need. Currently, there is no statutory obligation on either the NHS, Health & Social Care Partnerships or local authorities to provide short-term wheelchairs. […]

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New report. Awareness of the Carers (Scotland) Act : Experiences of Carers in Scotland

  Coalition of carers in Scotland have recently published a short report and recommendations for HSCPs and the wider community on improving access to support, information and advice for carers. You can access the report here

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Call to action! Scrap the Care Tax – Don’t tax us to go to the toilet!

The Scottish Government’s proposal to extend Free Personal Care means that disabled people will still have to pay hundreds of pounds a month for their social care, including if they need help to use the toilet when out and about. On October 23rd a protest will be taking place to ask the Scottish Government to […]

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 Scottish Parliament Report: ‘Are they involving us? Integration Authorities engagement with stakeholders’, where are we now?

In September 2017 The Health and Sport Committee at the Scottish Parliament undertook a short inquiry to assess the extent to which stakeholders (including the public, the service users, the third sector and the independent sector) are being involved effectively in the work of Integration Authorities and Integrated Joint Boards. The Public Bodies (Joint Working) […]

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Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee: looking at concerns around SDS.

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee The role of the PAPLS Committee is to scrutinise the Scottish Government, in relation to the following matters: Considering issues arising from audit of Scottish Government and public bodies’ accounts. Scrutinising the financial performance of the Scottish Government and public bodies. Examining the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of 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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Scotland Against the Care Tax Campaign: Daily Record support!

Scotland Against the Care Tax: now a Daily Record Campaign! Scotland Against the Care Tax has been campaigning to abolish care charges for Social Care in Scotland for some time. Now the Daily Record has started campaigning for their abolition by using case studies to illustrate the injustice of this tax. As an active member […]

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Press Release 07/12/2016 – Scotland should end the Care Tax

The campaign group, Scotland Against the Care Tax (SACT), calls on the Scottish Government to end charging people a financial contribution towards their social care. It comes as former leader for the Scottish Labour Party brings a motion before the Scottish Parliament today that will debate the principle and practice of charging people for essential […]

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