The Care Collective supports local people and organisations to work together, to get the best possible results for carers.
We're a collective of people in East Ren who care for someone. People who care provide invaluable support, not just to those they care for, but also to our wider community. Without the love and support people who care provide, our society simply couldn’t function.
In East Ren, we are connecting people who care for someone to share experiences and ideas about what the right kind of support, at the right time, from the right person would look like and how we might use the resources available to us to make that a reality.
New legislation aimed to improve support for Carers will come into force in April 2018 and before then, local people and organisations will be working together to shape the Carers’ Strategy and design the processes and services needed to support the Act.
To have the best chance of success, local people are being involved from the outset to shape the strategy and design the services to provide the support they want and need.
We’ll be bringing people together to work on each of the themes of the Carers’ Act in the coming weeks and we hope you’ll join in and get involved.
If you would like to get involved, please contact us. We’d love to have you on board.
New legislation to support carers – The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 – comes into force in April 2018 and the council and health and social care partnership are beginning to plan how to implement this new law and developing their strategy for supporting carers.
The legislation has a number of requirements, including that:
- Carers can have their needs assessed;
- Adult carers should have a support plan;
- Breaks from caring should be considered as a support for
- There should be access to information about short breaks available across Scotland
An information and advice service should be established and maintained.