Clear and Transparent Eligibility
The Scottish Government has issued a suite of indicators which summarise the impact of the caring role, to support decision-making on eligibility. It proposes that all local authorities use these but there is local discretion in determining the threshold for support. These indicators link closely to the outcomes which form the basis of the Angus Adult Carer Support Plan and Young Carers Statement.
This PDF document (link below) outlines the process to be followed to determine a carer’s identified needs and whether there is a duty or power to provide support to meet them. It will ensure a clear and transparent system to determine eligibility so that carers in Angus are appropriately supported. First, Carer Definitions (Scotland Act 2016).
Local Eligibility Criteria for Carers:
- Assessment and Support Planning
- An Overview of Eligibility
- Threshold for Determining the Level of Support
- Indicators of Eligibility – Young/Adult Carers
- Types of Support and Services
- Summary of Framework for Young/Adult Carers
Local Eligibility Criteria for Carers
Waiving of Charges - Through Shared Care Scotland
Shared Care Scotland has a vision for a Scotland where everyone who receives support or provides unpaid care can live a full and satisfying life, with the assistance they need to take regular, quality breaks from the everyday demands of their caring routines.
Waiving of Charges Link