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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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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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Secondment Opportunity with Coalition of Carers in Scotland

By on April 12, 2017 in News
Secondment Opportunity with Coalition of Carers in Scotland

Secondment Opportunity with Coalition of Carers in Scotland is a new and exciting development, aimed at supporting our member organisations in building their capacity in advance of the commencement of The Carers (Scotland) Act, in April 2018.

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Manifesto for Carers in Scotland

By on March 20, 2017 in News
Manifesto for Carers in Scotland

The National Carer Organisations have produced a Manifesto for Carers for the local council elections on the 4th of May 2017. We are calling on all candidates in the local council elections to agree to: Protect funding for carer support & ensure there are adequate resources to implement the Carers Act Increase efforts to improve […]

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Join Experience Panels and help shape the new Scottish social security system.

By on March 15, 2017 in News
Join Experience Panels and help shape the new Scottish social security system.

The government is seeking to recruit at least 2,000 people with experience of applying for or receiving benefits. The Experience Panels are open to anyone who has applied for or received a range of benefits in the last 12 months, including disability benefits and Carers Allowance Register online by the 12 May 2017. Why are […]

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Debate on ending charges for Social Care

By on November 25, 2016 in News
Debate on ending charges for Social Care

The Scottish Parliament is debating a motion on charging for social care on Tuesday 6th of December.  The motion is outlined below. If you would like to attend the debate, you can book a ticket by following this link The debate has been introduced by Johann Lamont MSP and there will be a reception beforehand […]

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Social Security Consultation

By on November 14, 2016 in News
Social Security Consultation

  Over 400 carers contributed to the Government’s social security consultation which closed at the end of October. The consultation asked people’s views on the how the social security system should work in Scotland and what approach should be taken with the devolved benefits, including Carers Allowance and disability benefits. Our submission brought together the […]

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