Carers Bill Introduced to the Scottish Parliament

The Carers (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on Monday 9 March.

The Bill, which aims to extend and enhance the rights of carers and young carers across the country, includes measures to;

  • replace the current carer‘s assessment with a new adult carer support plan (ACSP) and provide a young carer statement (YCS) for all young carers
  • provide for the establishment of an information and advice service for carers in each local authority area which must include a short breaks services statement
  • introduce a duty to support carers whose needs cannot be met by general services in the community (including an information and advice service)
  • require local authorities to prepare local carer strategies for their areas
  • require local authorities and health boards to involve carers in carer services
Alongside the Bill, Explanatory Notes , a Policy Memorandum  and a Delegated Powers Memorandum have been published which give more detail on why the Bill is being put forward and what it aims to achieve.
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