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Guidance on supporting Carers

DescriptionFinal guidance to local uthorities, the NHS, voluntary sector and other agencies on implementing the provsions to support carers in the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 31, 2003


The Community Care & Health (Scotland) Act 2002 significantly extends the rights of many carers in Scotland to have their needs assessed. The Act also brings in new requirements for statutory agencies to ensure carers are aware of their rights, and recognise fully the care being provided by carers. The Scottish Executive issued final guidance on 31 March 2003 to local authorities and the NHS on how to implement this new legislation, and support carers as key partners in providing care.

(The version below replaces the version placed on the website on 31 March 2003. It is identical in content, apart from a very small number of corrections and clarifying changes, and improvements to the internal navigation within the guidance.)