The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 was passed by the Scottish Parliament in March 2016. Regulations and guidance will accompany this Act to provide more detail on how local authorities and health boards must implement their duties under the Act.
VOCAL will be holding two focus groups for carers to attend to discuss the draft eligibility criteria for Edinburgh carers on Tuesday 12 September from 1-2.30pm and Tuesday 19 September from 6-7.30pm. If you would like to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Draft Carers Act Regulations
Draft regulations have been developed by the Scottish Government, with input from various stakeholders including carers and members of the National Carer Organisations
The Scottish Government are accepting written submissions on the regulations until the of 24 September 2017.
The National Carer Organisations have developed a briefing paper which can be downloaded here: Draft Carers Act Regulations Briefing Paper
And an online survey where you can submit your views, which we will then include in our submission to government. You can find the questionnaire here: Carers Act Regulations and Carers Charter Questionnaire
Draft Carers Charter
There is a separate, related consultation on the draft Carers’ Charter.
The National Carer Organisations have developed a briefing paper which can be downloaded here: Carers Charter Briefing Paper
And the draft Carers Charter can be downloaded here