Older People’s Strategic Action Framework: A Report on Engagement Activities

This report sets out the findings of engagement work carried out with 112 older people across various locations in Scotland over a period of two months.  The work was undertaken in support of the development of the Older People’s Strategic Action Framework (OPSAF) under the auspices of the Older People’s Strategic Action Group convened by the Scottish Government to provide expert advice and strategic direction. 

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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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