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.
This week we received the wonderful news that PKAVS Carers Hub have been successful in our applications to Shared Care Scotland's Short Breaks Fund.
The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care is trying to find out what people would find most useful to learn about the end of life.
The Salvesen Mindroom Centre have recently updated their Essential Rights Guide for parents and carers of children and young people with learning difficulties.