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.
Within our newsletter we hope that you will find useful contacts, information, dates for your diary and details of support available for Carers within Perth & Kinross and further afield.
The Scottish Government is currently designing a social security system ahead of powers being devolved over eleven benefits.