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.
The Scottish Government has introduced a new benefit called the Carers Allowance Supplement.
We will be holding a Drop in on Thursday 18th October from 9am to 2pm at PKAVS for anyone who would like more info about the 'Getting it Right for Cares Across Perth & Kinross' consultation.
Over the next 4-5 weeks, the Scottish Government wants to talk to older people about their experiences of Attendance Allowance, one of the benefits being devolved to Scotland.