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Carers (Scotland) Act – What does it mean for the sector and for carers?

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The Albany Learning and Conference Centre

44 Ashley Street

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The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into force next April. It seeks to introduce a range of powers and duties covering Carer Support Plans and Young Carers’ Statements, hospital discharge processes and short breaks and local carers’ strategies.

The Act is meant to be a game changer yet, a question remains over local eligibility criteria, and whether these will minimise any positive impact for Scotland’s carers.

The Act will affect the work of many different third sector organisations. As such, this FREE event aims to provide some insight into the Act’s provisions, how Glasgow City is preparing for it, and what you can do to help those you support.

Unpaid carers and other communities may also be interested in this event.

Please come and have your say on how the Act should be implemented and hear directly from high profile, expert speakers!

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10.30am Arrival, registration – tea/coffee available

11.00am Welcome/introduction – Shona Stephen, Chair, GCVS

11.10am Carers Act and carers – no change or new rights? | Fiona Collie, Carers Scotland

11.30am The Carers Act – what does it mean for families and for charities supporting them? | Richard Meade, Marie Curie Scotland

11.50am A carer’s perspective - Lynn Williams, unpaid carer and Health/Social Care Liaison Officer, GCVS

12 noon Questions

12.15pm Lunch

13.00pm Carers Act – preparing the way in Glasgow | Councillor Mhairi Hunter, Executive Lead, Health and Social Care, Glasgow City Council

13.25pm Discussion sessions – what needs to happen to ensure the Act makes a real difference in Glasgow?

Group discussion to identify ideas and opportunities to improve support for carers in Glasgow

2.10pm Feedback and final questions/debate with speakers

2.30pm Closing remarks – Helen Macneil, Chief Executive, GCVS

For more information on the Act, please visit:

http://www.carersuk.org/scotland/policy/policy-library/carers-scotland-bill-february-2016

http://www.carersuk.org/scotland/policy/policy-library/carers-scotland-act-draft-regulations-and-draft-carers-charter

Details on the venue can be found here: http://www.gcvs.org.uk/albany/

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