The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 came into effect on 1 April 2018. The Act places new duties to identify and support carers.
The duties include:
- offering an Adult Carers Support Plan or Young Carers Statement;
- supporting carers of people who are being discharged from hospital to become involved in pre-discharge decisions, and
- provide universal information, advice, guidance and advocacy support to carers.
Fife’s Health and Social Care partnership has consulted with carers and developed and published a Carers Strategy for Fife 2018 – 2021. It demonstrates the commitments we will make in Fife to improve support for carers as well as helping carers to become more self-sufficient in helping themselves.
For more information about the improvements being made to support Fife’s carers, contact Scott Fissenden by e-mailing CarersActSurvey@fife.gov.uk.