Scottish Government want to hear views on proposed timelines and regulations regarding adult carer support plans (ACSP) or young carer statements (YCS), as part of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.
They have opened an online consultation in order to gather feedback.
The Act gives all carers the right to an ACSP or YCS, and requires Scottish Ministers to set timescales for preparing ACSPs and YCS for carers of people who are terminally ill, with a life expectancy of up to 6 months.
This consultation seeks views on:
- the overall outcome these regulations should seek to support and the principles they should follow
- when the timescales in the regulations should be triggered, ie. when the clock should start
- time limits for holding the first substantive conversation with the carer to start preparing an ACSP or YCS
- time limits for completing an ACSP or YCS
The proposals in this consultation have been informed by research by Marie Curie, “Getting it right for carers supporting someone at end of life”, which investigated and considered the needs of carers in these situations.
The views from this consultation will be used to inform setting prioritised time limits for the preparation of ACSPs and YCS for carers of people who are terminally ill, along with final regulations and associated guidance.
The deadline for responses is Friday 12th April.