NEW BILL TO RECOGNISE INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTION OF CARERS

NEW BILL TO RECOGNISE INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTION OF CARERS

CARERS CONTINUE TO BE PRIORITY FOR SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

The SNP is today welcoming the publication of the new Carers Bill – making clear that carers will always be a top priority for the SNP in government.

The Bill launched by Jamie Hepburn today will entitle all adult carers to their own support plan and all young carers to a young carer statement, setting out the help and support each carer is entitled to. The Bill will also lead to the establishment of local carer advice and information centres and mandate all councils to publish local carer strategies.

The Scottish Government has always made carers a priority – investing around £114m in programmes to support carers since coming to office.

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