One of the Scottish Government's key manifesto commitments was to establish a Carers Parliament. This is a forum providing carers, young carers, and carer representatives from across Scotland an opportunity to discuss and debate matters important to them.
A consultation is now taking place on the future of Social Security in Scotland. It will be used by the Scottish Government to decide on the primary legislation Bills/Acts) to be introduced to the Scotland Parliament by June 2017.
Taking a break means a carer and the person they care for being supported to have a break from their normal routine and the often stressful demands of their caring situation. People without a carer can also benefit from a break from their home circumstances.