3 R's Project Information Leaflet

The 3 R’s Project will assist individuals with social care support needs to realise new rights and entitlements conferred on them by the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013. 

It will also deliver a three-year capacity building programme to third sector organisations which provide support to individuals who are entitled to self-directed support. The project is jointly funded by the Baring Foundation and the Life Changes Trust. 

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MECOPP Carers Act Guide (Urdu)

This Urdu language guide to the Carers Act has been produced by MECOPP to assist with understanding of the Carers Act (2016) in Scotland.

Do you look after someone because they have a physical or mental illness, disability or health problems because of substance misuse or their age? You may be a parent, husband or wife, partner, son or daughter, brother or sister or a good friend or neighbour. If the answer is yes – you are also a carer.

Caring for someone else can be physically and emotionally stressful. It can affect your health, your finances and your relationships. But it can also be rewarding if you receive the right help and support when you need it.

This basic guide is for adult carers only.

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MECOPP Carers Act Guide (English)

This English language guide to the Carers Act has been produced by MECOPP to assist with understanding of the Carers Act (2016) in Scotland.

Do you look after someone because they have a physical or mental illness, disability or health problems because of substance misuse or their age? You may be a parent, husband or wife, partner, son or daughter, brother or sister or a good friend or neighbour. If the answer is yes – you are also a carer.

Caring for someone else can be physically and emotionally stressful. It can affect your health, your finances and your relationships. But it can also be rewarding if you receive the right help and support when you need it.

This basic guide is for adult carers only.

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MECOPP Carers Act Guide (Chinese)

This Chinese language guide to the Carers Act has been produced by MECOPP to assist with understanding of the Carers Act (2016) in Scotland.

Do you look after someone because they have a physical or mental illness, disability or health problems because of substance misuse or their age? You may be a parent, husband or wife, partner, son or daughter, brother or sister or a good friend or neighbour. If the answer is yes – you are also a carer.

Caring for someone else can be physically and emotionally stressful. It can affect your health, your finances and your relationships. But it can also be rewarding if you receive the right help and support when you need it.

This basic guide is for adult carers only.

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A Guide to Self-Directed Support for People with Dementia

What will this guide do?

This guide will explain:

  • What self-directed support is;

  • How adults with dementia may access self-directed support and/or be assisted

  • by carers and others to do this; and

  • How self-directed support may interact with other legislation relevant to people with dementia.

Who is this guide for?

This guide is relevant to:

  • People with dementia who are eligible for social care support;

  • The carers of adults with dementia; and

  • Third sector and other health and social care professionals.

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Challenging Social Care Decisions in Scotland: A Legal Guide

The aim of this guide is to help explain when decisions made about social care can be challenged using the law; and how to go about doing it.

The need for this guide emerged from attempting to answer the simple questions: “is there a legal duty to provide social care; and is there a legal route for service users to enforce that duty?”

The basic answer is “Yes”. And legal action (or the threat of it) can be a powerful tool for individuals, their families and campaigners.

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Assistance and Capacity Factsheet

This FACTSHEET gives a summary of the expectations on local authorities to identify and offer assistance with decision making to groups of people who may require extra help with decision making on self-directed support (SDS). It also provides some details of the organisations who can give people help with communicating their decisions.

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On the Margins: An audit tool for Minority Ethnic Carers

This Audit Tool has been developed to support the statutory sector in its work with Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) carers. It provides both practical tools and resources to support the change process and build a greater awareness and understanding of cultural competence as the framework through which change can be delivered. The Audit Tool also provides a means of assisting the private, public and voluntary sectors to meet its legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010

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Briefing Sheet 08: Producing Accessible Information for BME Communities

Information is everywhere yet it is not equally accessible to all sections of the population. It is widely acknowledged that some communities find it more difficult to access information than others. This is particularly true of BME communities where the lack of accessible information directly affects their ability to use a wide range of supports and services which would assist them in their daily lives. 

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Briefing Sheet 07:Scotland’s Black and Minority Ethnic Carers: An Update Informal Caring within Scotland’s Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

The information contained in this Briefing Sheet is based on data taken from the 2011 Census. It should be read in conjunction with Briefing Sheet 31. It should also be noted that ethnic categories were revised for the 2011 Census so in some instances, comparable data may not be available. 

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Briefing Sheet 06: An Introduction to Cultural Competence

Originating in America in the late 1980’s, Cultural Competency as a concept for supporting both organisational and individual change has gained increasing recognition over the last two decades. Whilst historically, the focus has been on the transformation and delivery of healthcare services to diverse populations, the conceptual frameworks, models, guiding values and principles are equally applicable across all forms of service delivery.

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