The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 takes effect from 1 April 2018. If you are a carer and have heard a little bit about the Act but aren't sure what it means for you, the Carers' Charter is a good place to start.
The Act extends and enhances the rights of carers in Scotland to help improve their health and wellbeing, so that they can continue to care, if they so wish, and have a life alongside caring.
As required by section 36 of the Act the Scottish Ministers have prepared the Carers' charter, setting out the rights of carers in or under the Act. Click on the link below to view the charter:
The Act also requires local authorities to have a local information and advice service for carers. These services must provide information and advice about a number of things relevant to carers, including the carers' rights set out in the Carers' charter.
You can view the full Carers (Scotland) Act here: