Newsflash - Carer Voice and Engagement
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Having your voice heard as a carer can be tough. Empowering carers in our communities to have their voices heard helps promote direct involvement and influence improvement in planning and delivering health and social care services.

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill
Carer Consultation

The Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee is looking for views on the Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill.
We want to hear from you and ensure that carers voices are heard!

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a serious impact on unpaid carers in Scotland. Last year the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020 provided a 'double payment' of Carer’s Allowance Supplement in June 2020. The Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill was created to allow another 'double payment' in December 2021. Anyone who qualifies for this supplement will get the increased amount. It will also give the Scottish Government the ability to increase the amount of a carer’s allowance supplement going forward.
Our consultation closes on Friday 30 July 2021 at 12pm.
Click here to complete our consultation

Alternatively, to ensure that carers have the opportunity to inform Lanarkshire Carers organisational response to the Bill, we will be hosting two carer focus groups on Zoom:

  • Tuesday 27 July 2021, 10am - 12pm
  • Wednesday 28 July 2021, 6pm - 8pm
Click here to register to attend our focus groups

We would really appreciate your support by sharing this email as far and wide as possible to ensure unpaid carers living in Lanarkshire have the opportunity to make their views known on this important piece of legislation.

For further information on why the Bill was created and to submit an individual response to the Bill, please click here.

Carers Connected

Carers Connected is a consultative group of carers who reside in South Lanarkshire and includes partners from other organisations who represent or support carers. The dates of the next forums are:

Tuesday 27 July 2021, 10am - 12pm

As detailed above, we will be asking for carers input to our organisational response to Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill.

Tuesday 17 August 2021, 1pm - 2:30pm

Audrey Cowan, Care at Home Operations Manager will be attending to seek the views of carers around development work in relation to South Lanarkshire Care at Home Service implementing a new computer system that will transform the way that they operate, schedule Home Carers work and communicate with service users. They are looking to get feedback on the following:
  • What type of information would you like to see from a Customer Facing App?
  • What kind of information would you like to input to a Customer Facing App?
Wednesday 18 August 2021, 1:30pm -2:30pm

South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership TEC team have been working on designs for the new Blantyre Care Hub TEC Zone. The team are nearing completion of a really exciting concept design which takes into account all the feedback carers provided through our previous consultations on this project and would like to present these plans to carers.

Tuesday 31 August 2021, 10am - 12pm

Craig Cunningham, Head of Commissioning and Performance, South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership will be attending the Carers Connected Forum to discuss the next South Lanarkshire Strategic Commissioning Plan 2022 – 2025 (SCP) with Carers. 

We also have a number of external consultations open to carers to complete on our Carer Voice and Engagement page, click here to find out more.

Have Your Say Virtual Clinics (South Lanarkshire)

If you would like to share your views, please drop into our Have your say Virtual Clinics which are held on the last Friday of the month, 1pm - 3pm.

For further information, please click here.
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