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Strategies for carers

Strategies for carers
Each health board in Scotland is required to produce a carer information strategy.

The strategies are important to achieve better outcomes for carers and young carers including measures to improve carer and young carer identification and support, information and advice, training, and identification of hard to reach carers.

The Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 introduced this requirement on health boards to improve consistency for informing and supporting carers.

The strategy is designed to provide information to carers at each point of contact with health services. It signposts to local organisations, such as the local carers' centre, who can give additional support. NHS Boards must provide a copy of their carer information strategy to anyone who asks for it.

Further information

Read about the Scottish Government's Carer Information Strategies.

The information was last updated on: 12th May 2015

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