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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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Self-Directed Support Translation Guide

MECOPP’s Self-Directed Support (SDS) projects aim to raise awareness of SDS amongst Minority Ethnic communities in Scotland. Our South Asian and Chinese service users have told us there is a need for consistent translation of the complicated language and jargon being used to describe SDS.

Michael Matheson MSP, Minister for Public Health, launched MECOPP’s SDS Translation Guide at the ‘Let’s Get Personal’ Conference on 14th May 2014. The Translation Guide takes 22 terms related to SDS and puts them in context, translating both the term and the definition to Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali and Chinese. The translations have been tested with community members to ensure the language is as accessible as possible.

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