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First Carers Allowance Supplement due mid-September

By on August 30, 2018 in News

The Scottish Government has announced that carers will receive the first payment of the new Carer’s Allowance Supplement from mid-September, back-dated to April. A guide to Carers Allowance supplement can be downloaded here.pdf This new benefit will be paid twice a year by Social Security Scotland, the first major new public service to be created […]

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Carers Act Transformation Support (CATS) Fund

By on June 21, 2018 in News

Carers Act Transformation Support (CATS) Fund The Carers Act Transformation Support (CATS) Fund is now accepting applications. The Scottish Government is investing around £500,000 to develop local capacity and systems to support third sector organisations involved in the implementation of the Carers Act. Awards of up to £10,000 will be available for single organisation applications. […]

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Latest News from Coalition of Carers In Scotland

By on June 8, 2018 in Facebook

Understanding the needs of homecare workers supporting people with dementia and cancer A team from the University of Stirling, funded by the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office, is seeking people to participate in a new project. What is the aim of the project? Many people with dementia, supported by family carers, prefer to live at […]

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Latest News from Coalition of Carers In Scotland

By on June 1, 2018 in Facebook

Huge thanks to Angus Carers Centre and the amazing carers who came today to co-author one of our ‘What to expect’ leaflets. This time we were looking at Self Directed Support

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Update for Carers by the Minister for Social Security, Jeanne Freeman

By on September 7, 2017 in News

Tax On Me – Fighting the Care Tax with Hip-Hop

By on August 24, 2017 in News

Tax on Me Mediaco-op proudly presents 'Tax on Me'- 4-minute hip-hop protest film fighting the unjust 'Care Tax', one beat at a time! Please share and let's #fightcaretax ! Don't forget to turn up the audioMade in collaborations with SCVO Inclusion Scotland Scotland Against The Care Tax ENABLE Scotland Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland […]

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Draft Carers Act Regulations and Carers Charter

By on August 23, 2017 in News
Draft Carers Act Regulations and Carers Charter

Draft Carers Act Regulations 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. Draft regulations have been developed by the Scottish Government, with input from […]

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Latest News from Coalition of Carers In Scotland

By on August 11, 2017 in Facebook

Social care must be seen as an asset not a deficit – important point made at launch of Tax on Me – #fightcaretax

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Social Security (Scotland) Bill

By on July 18, 2017 in News
Social Security (Scotland) Bill

The Social Security (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on the 21st of June 2017. The Social Security Committee in the Scottish Parliament are accepting written submissions of evidence on this Bill until the 23rd of August. The National Carer Organisations have developed a briefing paper outlining the main points of the Bill. […]

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Next COCIS Meeting

By on June 30, 2017 in News
Next COCIS Meeting

Our next meeting will focus on the next steps for the The Carers Act and the Social Security Bill Date: 30th August Venue: Dewar Centre, Perth Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm The Agenda will include: Information from Dundee and South Ayrshire on the areas of the Act they are piloting, including local eligibility criteria, Adult Carer […]

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