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Get involved in our consultation on a national draft eligibility framework for carers

by Fiona Collie 03 July 2015

The National Carer Organisations are seeking an amendment to The Carers (Scotland) Bill to have a duty on local authorities to support carers based on national eligibility critieria, rather then local eligibility critieria.  

Carers have been very clear in their view that a national framework for eligibility is the only way to avoid the continuing postcode lottery and the confusion of having 32 different systems operating throughout Scotland.

In order to support and evidence this position, we have produced a draft Framework for National Eligibility Thresholds. This is designed to set out the circumstances in which carers would have a right to a service under The Carers (Scotland) Bill 

We are seeking your views on the Framework which can be downloaded by clicking here

.You can email your comments to Fiona Collie at Carers Scotland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Or fill in a short survey by clicking this link.

If you have a carers forum or carer advisory group which is meeting during the month of August. one of the national carer organisations would be happy attend to provide more information about the Framework and to hear your views.

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