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.
Please note that the Aberfeldy therapy date for February and March will be taking place one week earlier than usual
PKAVS Carers Hub will be closed from 3pm Friday 24th December for the Christmas & New Year Holidays and will be reopening on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.
Carers Allowance will increase from summer 2018, with a Young Carer Grant introduced from autumn 2019