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The Carers Coalition Produces Draft Framework for National Eligibility Thresholds

Monday 06th July 2015

National Eligibility Framework for Carers - Carers Are Asked for their Views

 The National Carer Organisations are seeking an amendment to The Carers (Scotland) Bill to have a duty on local authorities to support carers based on national eligibility criteria, rather than local eligibility criteria. 

 Carers have been very clear in their view that a national framework for eligibility is the only way to avoid the continuing postcode lottery and the confusion of having 32 different systems operating throughout Scotland.

In order to support and evidence this position, the National Carer Organisations (NCO) has produced a draft Framework for National Eligibility Thresholds. This is designed to set out the circumstances in which carers would have a right to a service under The Carers (Scotland) Bill.

The NCO is seeking your views on the Framework, which can be downloaded here.

You can email your feedback comments to Claire Cairns of the Coalition of Carers in Scotland at: coalition@carersnet.org.

 Or, alternatively, you can fill in the NCO’s short online survey by following this link.

The framework will be discussed at the next Angus Carers Voice meeting on Wednesday 19th August 2015. For details contact andrea@anguscarers.org.uk