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Carers & Confidentiality

By on December 11, 2018 in News
Carers & Confidentiality

The Mental Welfare Commission has produced a guide to help carers and families understand consent, confidentiality, and sharing of information, where the person they care for has a mental illness, dementia, learning disability, autism, personality disorder, or other related condition. You can download a copy here

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Guide to SDS for people with dementia

By on November 30, 2018 in News
Guide to SDS for people with dementia

We are all entitled to have control over our own lives and to live as independently as possible. This applies to people with dementia as much as it does to anyone else. Having capacity to make decisions and being able to exercise legal capacity is important to making sure that this happens. MECOPP have produced […]

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Challenging Social Care Decisions: A legal guide

By on October 2, 2018 in News
Challenging Social Care Decisions: A legal guide

This guide has been commissioned by MECOPP to help explain when decisions made about social care can be challenged using the law; and how to go about doing it. The guide: Introduces key legal concepts. Discusses the legal definition of social care and whether the law gives a legal right to social care. Describes the […]

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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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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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