The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 introduces new rights for unpaid carers and new duties for local councils and the NHS to provide support to carers.  It also introduces a number of new provisions to identify and support carers.

Before the Act comes into force on 1 April 2018, DHSCP wanted to explore how the Act could best be implemented to support carers to achieve their outcomes.  A pilot project, funded by Scottish Government, took place between May and October 2017.

The project was undertaken in a co-productive way through a Project Group including carers along with colleagues from local  carers organisations, Dundee City Council, NHS Tayside and Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership.

You can find the report at the link below

What's Best for Dundee Carers? Report on Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 Implementation Pilot Project in Dundee