from recognition to rights

News

Nicola Sturgeon meets carers at VOCALEmployment Opportunity with the Coalition of Carers in Scotland

coalition-of-carers-72dpi_logo+strapline              vocalMain

We are seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with extensive experience of partnership development and the ability to collaborate effectively with a range of partners.

Partnership Development Officer
(Also available as a secondment) This post is initially funded for one year

SALARY               £28,625 (pro rata) 30 hours per week
LOCATION          The post will be based in Dundee. There may be some opportunity to work at home

Your role will be to assist third sector carer organisations in building their capacity to support the implementation of The Carers (Scotland) Act

You must have a background in policy and knowledge of the third sector. As well as proven experience of delivering presentations and training in a variety of settings and of organising and facilitating engagement and learning events.

If you wish to apply, please download the documents below.

Closing Date: 9/07/18

Interviews will be held on 13/07/18

Please note CVs will not be accepted

 

Carers Allowance to Increase in an Independent Scotland

The Government’s Expert Group on Welfare Reform has just published its report Re-Thinking Welfare: Fair, Personal and Simple. This sets out the SNPs plans for the welfare system if Scotland becomes independent following the referendum on the 18th of September.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met with carers at VOCAL Edinburgh Carers to discuss the report and to announce the welcome news that they intend to increase Carer’s Allowance to bring it up to the same rate as Jobseeker’s Allowance. This would mean a rise from £61.35 a week to £72.40, which would entitle over 100,000 carers to an extra £575 a year.

In the medium to long term there was also a commitment to review the welfare system with a view to making it Fair, Personal and Simple:

Our proposals aim to build a system that is personal, fair and simple. We believe that the purpose, principles and partnership that we set out in this report are the basis on which to build trust – among employers, citizens and communities – in a social security system designed to meet the needs of an independent Scotland.

To download a copy of the full report, follow this link

A briefing paper on the changes and what they might mean for carers is available here:  Re-Thinking Welfare, A Briefing Paper for Carers

Nicola Sturgeon meets carers at VOCAL

Consultation on Integration Bill

The draft regulations for the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act, more commonly known as the Integration Act, are currently out for consultation.  These cover details of how the new Integrated bodies will be set up, what they will cover and who will have to be consulted and involved in their activities.   There are some important details included about how they must consult with carers and how they need to be represented in locality planning.

The consultation will be ongoing until August and we are currently working on a joint briefing with the National Carer Organisations.  We will also be developing a Carers Response Form to make it easier for carers to submit their views.

Further details can be found on the Scottish Government’s Website
For details of Set 1 of the Regulations, follow this link

For details of Set 2 of the Regulations, follow this link

Other Recent Posts

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. […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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

Continue Reading »

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

By on September 7, 2017 in News

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Top