What do carers want?

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WITH LESS than eight months to go before the rights of unpaid carers are protected by law, a new consultation wants to find out from them how they want services delivered.

Dundee Carers Centre and Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership have joined forces to ensure carers and other stakeholders have a say in shaping the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act in the city.

Ken Lynn chair of the Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership said: β€œWhen the Act goes live on April 1 next year, it will introduce new rights for unpaid carers and new duties for local councils and the NHS to provide support to them.

β€œBut how we go about doing that is crucial to delivering an effective and efficient support system for carers.

β€œPeople who provide unpaid support and care for someone who is disabled, has a long-term condition, mental health challenges or is affected by alcohol or drug misuse, know best what is needed and we want to hear from them as part of our response to the new Act.”

Carers aged over 16 who live in Dundee can share their views in a number of ways, including on line at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RNNSM29 or by attending one of six consultation events.

The events will take place on:

  • Saturday August 26 from 3pm to 4.30pm at Dundee Carers Centre (carers only);
  • Tuesday August 29 from 10.30am to 12pm at Dundee Carers Centre (carers only);
  • Thursday September 7 from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Ardler Complex Centre;
  • Friday September 8 from 11am to 1pm at Dundee Carers Centre;
  • Monday September 11 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Menzieshill Community Centre; and
  • Wednesday September 13 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Dundee Carers Centre.

 If you would like to attend a consultation event, please contact Dundee Carers Centre on 200422.

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