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

Closes 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.

Give us your views

Audiences

  • People of Scotland

Interests

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