The Carers (Scotland) Act will be commenced on April 1, 2018.
The Act extends and enhances the rights of carers. Provisions in the Act will ensure better and more consistent support for carers and young carers so that they can continue to care, if they so wish, in better health and to have a life alongside caring.
The Implementation Steering Group is established with representation from carers, National Carer Organisations, local authorities, health boards, IJBs, COSLA, and other key interests. Working groups on specific workstreams have also been established to help inform drafting of the Regulations.