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Local Elgibility Statutory Guidance

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Description:Advice and guidance on the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016
File:Local Eligibility Criteria - Statutory Guidance [DOCX, 563.0 kb: 15 Dec 2017]
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File: Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 - Statutory Guidance [PDF, 1230.3 kb: 21 Mar 2018]
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Carers Policy Branch

Care, Support and Rights Division

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

Email: carerspolicy@gov.scot

Twitter: @SG_CarersPolicy


Statutory guidance has been published to aid understanding and implementation of the provisions of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. The guidance is structured into chapters on the different parts of the Act as well as those addressing cross-cutting considerations (e.g. the context of integration of health and social care).

The guidance has been developed with input from a wide range of stakeholders and interested parties to capture what is important and useful and incorporates lessons from the pilot areas which tested certain provisions within the Act.