The Carers (Scotland) Bill passed its third and final stage in the Scottish Parliament on 4th February 2016.
The provisions of the Bill will be implemented from 2017 and will include:
There are numerous other provisions and Carers Scotland will produce a briefing for these shortly.
You can read the official report of the debate in the Scottish Parliament here.
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to help us develop Respitality and help unpaid carers get well-deserved breaks!
Carefreebreaks have successfully been providing free short breaks for unpaid carers in England and are now expanding to Scotland.
We would love to see you all at our upcoming Coffee Morning on Saturday 24th Feb.