Carers strategies and legislation

National Carers Strategy 2010

The Scottish Government’s new national carers strategy was launched in July 2010. This sets out the Government’s commitment to supporting carers, including funding for short breaks, training, and a Carers Rights Charter.

 

Getting it right for young carers 2010

The Scottish Government’s national strategy for young carers.

 

Carers (Recognition & Services Act) 1995

Provides statutory framework for people providing “regular and substantial care”. Includes powers for carers to request local authorities to carry out an assessment of their ability to provide care

Strategy for Carers in Scotland 1999

The previous Strategy spelt out clearly in Government policy statements the invaluable contribution made by adult and young carers and the Government’s commitment to supporting them

 

Community Care and Health Act (Scotland) 2002

Legislated for a number of improvements in care services and entitled young and adult carers to an assessment of their ability to care (carer’s assessment), independent of any assessment of the person they care for

 

Care 21 – The Future of Unpaid Care in Scotland, Sept 2005

Commissioned by the Scottish Executive, the Care 21 Report reflects the views of over 5000 carers gathered through consultation. Sets out 22 key recommendations for improvements

NHS Carers Information Strategies 2006/2007

This places a statutory duty on NHS Boards to produce a Carer Information Strategy that meets set minimum requirements, including the involvement of carers in the development of the strategy. NHS Tayside Carers Information Strategy launched in July 2007

 

Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004

A new framework for supporting children and young people in their school education and families. Young carers are identified in the Code of Practice as an example of a group who may require additional support

 

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