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Carers Act Resources

Are local carer organisations ready for the Carers Act?

25 organisations responded to our scoping exercise looking at how local carer organisations are preparing for the implementation of the Carers Act in April 2018.

You can download the report here

Best Practice Bites

This is the first of our Best Practice Bites series showcasing some of ways that local carer organisations are preparing for The Carers Act, which comes into force in April 2018

This video features an interview with Ian Boyle, Short Breaks Co-ordinator at Dundee Carers Centre. Ian talks about how they have developed a brokerage service to support carers.

This is the 2nd of our Best Practice Bites series. This video explains the requirement for local authorities to develop local eligibility criteria for carers and sets out what is in the Carers Act and guidance in relation to local eligibility criteria

It also outlines the National Carer Organisation’s best practice framework for local eligibility criteria for carers which was developed in partnership with carers.

This is the 3rd of our Best Practice Bites series. This video looks at the importance of Partnership working at a local level, both in providing better support for carers and preparing for the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

The video is an interview with Kim McNab from West Dunbartonshire Carers and Wendy Jack from West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership

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