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Copy of the CARING TOGETHER STRATEGY FOR SCOTLAND 2010-2015 - Carers UK Forum

Copy of the CARING TOGETHER STRATEGY FOR SCOTLAND 2010-2015

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Having just received this very posh binded folder of the above topic.

As a lay person and FULL TIME UNPAID CARER it is not always very clearly stated when these research projects are done or explained.

Any unpaid fulltime carer whould get a copy call your msp iy will save you £5.

I can see nothing about benefits and of how they will addressing and funding is a can of worms that could anytime explode very soon.

This document although to be mean good cannot legally force the uk gove to increase
our putrid allowances and benefits but as the scottish gov/parliament told just make them aware. So how does this help me and and all the other FULLTIME UNPAID CARERS.

kenneth2nowfifescotland
Benefits are not devolved to the Scottish Government, whilst social and health care are. So there isn't much point a Scottish strategy getting directly involved in such matters, it would be a waste of ink.
There are lots of other issues that affect carers, such as respite, information and support, and I think you will find that the strategy is very keen to see more carers made aware of their rights to benefits, because significant numbers of carers don't know what they are entitled to, or how to get advice and help.

And of course not all carers are dependent on benefits anyway, many of us, with help and support from social work and education, are able to go out and earn a wage, or have adequate occupational pensions, or even both.