Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 – how will this affect your way of working?
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 from 09:30 to 15:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 9 March 2016 and will commence on 1 April 2018. It is a key piece of new legislation that aims to promote, defend and extend the rights of adult and young carers across Scotland. Its provisions are designed to support carer’s health and wellbeing and include:
- A specific Adult Carer Support Plan and Young Carer Statement to identify carer’s needs and personal outcomes;
- A duty on local authorities to provide support to carers, based on the carer’s identified needs which meet the local eligibility criteria;
- A requirement for each local authority to have its own information and advice service for carers which must provide information and advice on, amongst other things, emergency and future care planning, advocacy, income maximisation and carer’s rights.
Carers, key stakeholders and national organisations are now contributing their knowledge and experience to help shape the Act’s implementation, as they did the Act’s content. We want to engage with front line practitioners who are working to support carers and the people they care for in shaping implementation of the Act. If you are such a practitioner we want to hear your views.
Come to this interactive session to hear more about the Carers(Scotland) Act 2016 and how it might operate.The event will provide an opportunity to:
- Ask questions and clarify your understanding about provisions in the Carers Act 2016
- Hear more about Carers Act 2016 implementation and approach to commencement, regulations and guidance
- Participate in the development of Act regulations and guidance and other work streams, through facilitated discussion groups on specific topics
TO NOTE: When you’ve registered, please check your confirmation email for the link to a short survey