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  • Better Breaks Open for Applications

    Posted by
    scs
    on
    October 01, 2014.

    The latest round of the Better Breaks funding programme is now open for applications.  The programme is funded by the Scottish Government as part of their commitment to the development of Short Breaks for the benefit of disabled children and young people, and their carers.

  • Shared Care Scotland National Conference - 13th November

    Posted by
    scs
    on
    September 09, 2014.

    Providing access to high quality, flexible short breaks continues to be one of the most important ways we can support people and families to have some much needed time-out from the daily demands of their caring routines. The benefits of regular breaks are now widely recognised; preventing social isolation and promoting good health and well being. 

    Delegates attending our 2014 conference will have the opportunity to hear about, and we hope be inspired by, some of the latest short breaks developments taking place across the country, which are helping to challenge more traditional interpretations of 'respite care'.

  • Changes to National Care Standards

    Posted by
    scs
    on
    June 26, 2014.

    The Scottish Government are consulting on changes to the National Care Standards.

  • The Referendum: What does it mean for Carers?

    Posted by
    scs
    on
    June 17, 2014.

    The National Carers Organisations (NCO) have brought together the arguments from both sides of the independence debate to create a briefing paper for carers.


     

  • Carers Week - New poll highlights carers need early support

    Posted by
    scs
    on
    June 09, 2014.

    Carers plea for earlier support - poll highlights carers going without enough support with caring for a loved one.

  • 100K respondents to Scotland's National Health and Care Survey

    Posted by
    scs
    on
    May 27, 2014.

    The Scottish Health and Care Experience is a postal survey which was sent to a random sample of patients who were registered with a GP in Scotland in November 2013. The survey is the successor to the 2011/12 GP and Local NHS Services Survey.  Over 100,000 people registered with a GP practice in Scotland responded giving a reliable picture of service users and carers experience of our health and social care services in Scotland.

  • Carers have their say on proposed new legislation

    Posted by
    scs
    on
    May 02, 2014.

    Many thanks to everyone who contributed their views and ideas to the National Carer Organisation's survey on the Scottish Government Carers Legislation proposals.  

    Over 500 people took part either by attending one of the regional events or by completing the online survey - or both!  Many will also have responded directly via the Scottish Government's own consultation mechanisms.

    A copy of the NCO joint response that was submitted to the Scottish Government can be downloaded below.

    Shared Care Scotland has also submitted a separate response in support of the development of a Short Breaks Duty - one of the proposed legislative developments in the consultation document. This can be also be downloaded below.

    The Scottish Government is now considering all the comments received and we expect they will publish their analysis and forward plans in the autumn.

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