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Manifesto for Carers in Scotland

By on March 20, 2017 in News
Manifesto for Carers in Scotland

    The National Carer Organisations have produced a Manifesto for Carers for the local council elections on the 4th of May 2017   We are calling on all candidates in the local council elections to agree to: Protect funding for carer support & ensure there are adequate resources to implement the Carers Act Increase […]

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Join Experience Panels and help shape the new Scottish social security system.

By on March 15, 2017 in News
Join Experience Panels and help shape the new Scottish social security system.

Register online by the 12 May 2017. The government is seeking to recruit at least 2,000 people with experience of applying for or receiving benefits. The Experience Panels are open to anyone who has applied for or received a range of benefits in the last 12 months, including disability benefits and Carers Allowance Why are […]

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Latest News from Coalition of Carers In Scotland

By on February 28, 2017 in Facebook

Good luck Carers Scotland with your #carerpositive awards ceremony tonight. I’m sure it will be a great success

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Debate on ending charges for Social Care

By on November 25, 2016 in News
Debate on ending charges for Social Care

The Scottish Parliament is debating a motion on charging for social care on Tuesday 6th of December.  The motion is outlined below. If you would like to attend the debate, you can book a ticket by following this link The debate has been introduced by Johann Lamont MSP and there will be a reception beforehand […]

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Social Security Consultation

By on November 14, 2016 in News
Social Security Consultation

  Over 400 carers contributed to the Government’s social security consultation which closed at the end of October. The consultation asked people’s views on the how the social security system should work in Scotland and what approach should be taken with the devolved benefits, including Carers Allowance and disability benefits. Our submission brought together the […]

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Latest News from Coalition of Carers In Scotland

By on November 8, 2016 in Facebook

Tune in to Reporting Scotland today for -Dumfries against the care charges- charges have increased despite extra money for reducing charges

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Social work faces watershed

By on September 23, 2016 in News
Social work faces watershed

A report released in September 2016 reports that social work in Scotland is at a watershed and the public and service users must be more involved in shaping future provision. The report by the Accounts Commission, the local government spending watchdog, says councils now spend £3.1 billion on social work providing services to many vulnerable […]

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Government’s Consultation on Social Security

By on September 9, 2016 in News
Government’s Consultation on Social Security

The Scotland Act 2016 will devolve a number of social security powers to the Scottish Parliament. This includes powers over several benefits, including Carers Allowance and Disability Benefits. They are currently consulting on how they will develop a new social security system for Scotland and on their plans for reforming the benefits that have been […]

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Health and Care Experience Survey Published

By on August 25, 2016 in News
Health and Care Experience Survey Published

The Government has recently published the Health and Care Experience Survey for 2015/16 This includes an analysis of responses from carers on their experiences of the health and care system.  Below is a summary of the findings.  For more details you can download the full report, by following this Link Carers: Summary of Findings The […]

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Calls for new model of social care support

By on August 1, 2016 in News
Calls for new model of social care support

Scotland’s social care support system is in crisis, failing disabled people and carers and not delivering value for money in Scotland. That’s the view of a coalition of 16 Scottish organisations, including The Coalition of Carers in Scotland, who are calling for urgent action by national and local government and policymakers. Our shared ambition was […]

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