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  • 1st April - New law comes into effect today heralding greater choice and control

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    scs
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    April 01, 2014.

    The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 comes into effect today Tuesday 1st April 2014.  This is a key milestone marking a major step forward in the delivery of more personalised, flexible forms of support to those with support needs and their familes and carers.  The underpinning principle of SDS is that people should have more choice and control over the support they need to live the life they want. 

  • Creative Breaks 2014 Grants Programme is Open

    Posted by
    scs
    on
    March 23, 2014.

    The Creative Breaks 2014 funding programme is now open for applications.

  • Carers Legislation - Have Your Say

    Posted by
    scs
    on
    February 24, 2014.

    The Scottish Government is currently consulting on proposed new Carers Legislation which aims to ‘accelerate the pace of change’ so that more carers across Scotland receive the support they need to safely carry out their caring role, and to have a life outside of caring.  The consultation points to the progress that has been made but recognises more can be done. 

  • Fife Tourism Partnership congratulates new Respitality initiative

    Posted by
    scs
    on
    February 18, 2014.

    Fife tourism businesses gathered at the Fairmont St Andrews to launch a new scheme, which will be the first of its kind in Scotland.

  • Make caring fairer say Scottish Youth Parliament

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    January 24, 2014.

    Today, the Scottish Youth Parliament launched their National Campaign, ‘Care.Fair.Share.’, to urge the Scottish Government to ease the financial strain facing young carers.

  • Scottish Government launches consultation on proposed new Carers Legislation

    Posted by
    scs
    on
    January 24, 2014.

    Carers and young carers are being asked for their views on specific legislation to promote, defend and extend their rights. The widespread consultation marks a significant step forward in recognising and addressing the needs of unpaid adult carers and young carers across Scotland who care for their families, friends and neighbours.

  • Short Break Stories website goes live

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    December 16, 2013.

    Short Break Stories is a new website that lets everyone read about how and where the Short Breaks Fund allocates funds.

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