This Briefing Paper has been produced by MECOPP to assist local authorities and health boards consider issues which may arise in supporting carers with one or more protected characteristics in delivering responsibilities under the Carers Act. Read more

The Carers’ (Scotland) Act came into effect on 1 April 2018 and provides new rights for unpaid carers in Scotland. Find out how the Act can support you to make an emergency plan, adult carer support plan or access a short break. Read more