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Survey for third sector and community organisations on the Carers Act

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 23rd April 2019

Coalition of Carers in Scotland is undertaking a quick survey to gauge awareness of third sector staff of the Carers (Scotland) Act.

Around 1 in 7 adults in Scotland provide unpaid care to a family member or friend, and not all of them are aware of, or access, the support that may be available to them. Some unpaid carers may also be people who use support and services.

The Act came into effect on 1 April 2018 and extends and enhances the rights of unpaid carers in Scotland so that they are able to access information, advice and support to help them in their caring role and to have a life alongside caring.

Coalition of Carers in Scotland are funded to support third sector organisations in Scotland with the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act. This survey will help them understand (this link will take you away from our website) how best to support third sector and community based organisations (for example, in the provision of training / resources on the Act and organisations can better support carers who may be accessing your services).

The survey (this link will take you away from our website) should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and will remain open until 10 May 2019.

If you have any further queries about this survey, please contact Shubhanna Hussain-Ahmed, Coalition of Carers in Scotland via email at: shubhanna@carersnet.org.
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