Timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of people who are terminally ill

Closed 12 Apr 2019

Opened 18 Jan 2019

Overview

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 extends and enhances the rights of unpaid carers in Scotland by giving ALL carers the right to an adult carer support plan or young carer statement. These documents identify the outcomes that are important to the carer; their needs; and any support to be provided. The Act requires Scottish Ministers to set timescales for preparing adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of people who are terminally ill, with a life expectancy of up to 6 months.

Why We Are Consulting

The views from this consultation will be used to inform regulations that will set prioritised time limits for the preparation of adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of people who are terminally ill.

Read the consultation paper.

What Happens Next

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at http://consult.scotland.gov.uk. If you use Citizen Space to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email.

We will use the information from this consultation to inform the development of regulations on time limits for the preparation of adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of people who are terminally ill. All responses will be analysed and considered, along with any other available evidence, with input from a working group of organisations with an interest in this issue. We expect to have the regulations ready to put before the Scottish Parliament later this year.

Audiences

  • People of Scotland

Interests

  • Children and Families
  • Equality, Welfare and Rights
  • Health and Social Care