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Carers Act Resources

 

What to expect when….

The Carers Act will come into force on the 1st April 2018. The Act provides new rights to carers in a number of areas.

We have worked with a variety of carers, carer organisations and health and social care staff to co-design a set of leaflets for carers that set out what the new rights are and What to Expect….

The first 4 leaflets look at emergency planning, adult carer support plans, short breaks and involving carers in the hospital discharge of the person they care for. They can be downloaded here:

What to expect when you are considering a short break
What to expect when you make an adult carer support plan
What to expect when you make an emergency plan
What to expect when the person you care for is being discharged from hospital

These leaflets are also available for organisations supporting carers to adapt, to include local information and contact details. If you would like further information, please email: gabrielle@carersnet.org

There will be further “What to Expect…” leaflets available in the next few weeks, including, What to expect when the person you care for is discharged from hospital and What to expect when the person you care for is being assessed.

Carers Act Communications Toolkit
This toolkit has been produced by Shared Care Scotland on behalf of the National Carer Organisations (NCO) to help facilitate clear, accurate and consistent communications on the Carers Act. We hope that through this work unpaid carers in Scotland, and the organisations working to support them, will be able to access the information they require, or to know where to go to find it.

You can download a copy of the toolkit here

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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