News and Campaigns

Latest News: COVID-19 Information and Guidance

Carer’s Allowance Supplement December 2021 payment 

Carers Allowance Supplement is paid twice a year to those in receipt of Carer’s Allowance. Unpaid carers will receive a double payment of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement this winter under legislation passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament (October 2021). 

The December 2021 payment of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement in Scotland will be doubled to £462.80.

Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries has re-launched 'in- person' support across six of the city's libraries

In addition to the current telephone support service, a team are now available in the library to offer free information for people living with or beyond cancer including family, friends or carers and people who are bereaved.

Find out more about the look and feel of the re-launched Macmillan Cancer Support and information services at https://vimeo.com/585846962 and to find out more about Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries visit www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/macmillan-glasgow-libraries

Herbert Protocol for People with Dementia Launched

In September 2021, Glasgow HSCP along with Community Planning Partners (Glasgow City Council, Police Scotland and others) and Alzheimer Scotland launched the Herbert Protocol. Families, friends and carers of people living with dementia are being urged to complete the form that can help find people more quickly if they go missing. You can find out more about the protocol and access the form on our dedicated webpage. Watch the video, which includes a carer’s voice at the heart of it and talks about how the protocol can make a real difference in helping to keep people living with dementia safe. 

Terminal Illness Regulations

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (Adult Carers and Young Carers of Terminally Ill Persons: Timescales for Adult Carer Support Plans and Young Carer Statements etc.) Regulations 2021 came into force on 31st July 2021.  Scottish Government guidance and  Summary Policy Note are now available.

Carers Week 2021 - Making Caring Visible and Valued

Carers Week, established by Carers UK 27 years ago, is an annual awareness campaign which takes place to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. It is also a time of intensive local activity with hundreds of activities planned for carers across the UK.

Read the Carers Week 2021 news article on the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership website.

Publication: Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland

The Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland was led by Derek Feeley, a former Scottish Government Director General for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS Scotland. Mr Feeley was supported by an Advisory Panel comprising Scottish and International experts. 

Read more and download the Independent Review at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/independent-review-adult-social-care-scotland/

Carers' Wellbeing Campaign

What is the Carers’ Wellbeing Campaign?

The Scottish Government’s Carers’ Wellbeing campaign encourages unpaid carers across Scotland to seek the emotional and practical support that will help them look after themselves.

The campaign has been developed alongside input from carers and carer organisations in order to ensure it truly meets the needs of those it is trying to support.

Recent polling undertaken by YouGov indicates that an additional 392,000 people in Scotland have taken up caring roles during the pandemic. This takes the total potential number of carers in Scotland to around 1.1 million. That is a lot more carers needing support.

The campaign launched on the 25th November 2020 at the virtual Carers Parliament main event, with Ministerial speakers and carers and carer organisations in attendance, along with campaign ambassador and Scottish actor Jane McCarry.

For more information about the Carers' Wellbeing Campaign, visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/caring

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