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Carers and Young Carers Strategy for Scotland 2010-15, 26/07/10 [S]

The Scottish Government and COSLA have published Caring Together: The Carers Strategy for Scotland 2010 - 2015.

The adult strategy - Caring Together - lays out a ten-point plan with specific commitments to help carers, including:

  • Creating a Carers Rights Charter
  • Investing in carers training, building on an existing 281,000 investment
  • Improving the identification of carers by health and social care services
  • Making carers' own health and wellbeing a priority
  • Promoting carer-friendly employment practices and encouraging income maximisation
In a Scottish and UK first, it includes a separate strategy on young carers - Getting it Right for Young Carers.

The Minister for Public Health, Shona Robison, said:

"Getting it Right for Young Carers is clear that there are many positive aspects to being a young carer, but they should not suffer the burden of inappropriate caring. Young carers deserve to be children and young people first and foremost, and this strategy lays out how we expect services to help them achieve that."

For full details see the Carers and Young Carers Strategy for Scotland 2010-15 which is available from the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Carers and Young Carers Strategy for Scotland 2010-15