Closed - consultation on adult carers local eligibility criteria

Moray’s estimated 8,000 unpaid adult carers will gain new rights when the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into force next year.

The legislation widens the definition of a carer to “any individual who provides or intends to provide care for another individual” and places new duties on local authorities to ensure unpaid carers are better supported so that they can continue to care, if they so wish, in good health and to have a life alongside caring.

Consultation took place on one of the key changes arising from the act, the requirement to have in place locally agreed eligibility criteria for support by April 2018.

About the consultation

Consultation on setting the local eligibility criteria for adult carers in Moray ran from 4 December 2017 to 19 January 2018.

A total of 10 responses were received - seven from carers and three from people who did not identify as being a carer.

The responses in full are set out in the report here.

The finalised local eligibility criteria will be presented to Moray Council in February for approval to implement from April.

Further information is available by calling 01343 567187 or emailing involvement@moray.gov.uk.

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