Policy consultations and responses in Scotland

We listen to unpaid carers of all ages and our networks of carer services across Scotland to influence and bring about positive change in Scotland and across the UK.

Carers Trust Scotland responds to relevant consultations by the Scottish and UK Governments and provides written or oral evidence to the Scottish Parliament when requested. 

In responding to proposed policies, laws, strategies and regulations, Carers Trust Scotland represents the views and experiences of carers in Scotland, our Network Partners and carer services to make recommendations about how proposals can be improved to further carers' rights in Scotland.

2020

NCO response to the Transitions Bill 2020

This is a response to the Proposed Member's Bill on Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions) (Scotland) Bill. It is a national carer organisations' joint response between Carers Trust Scotland, Carers Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Crossroads Caring Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland and the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance.

Briefing Young Carers Education 2020 - Carers Trust Scotland

A comment piece about the impact of young carers’ education in Scotland as result of actions taken following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

NCO response to the consultation on Shielding

This is a response to the Scottish Government's consultation on Shielding. This is a national carer organisations' joint response between Carers Trust Scotland, Carers Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Crossroads Caring Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland and the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance.

Briefing Coronavirus and Route Map out of Lockdown: Support to raise awareness of student carers in further and higher education

A comment piece about the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on student carers and recommendations for improved support.

NCO response to the consultation on Carers Leave

This is a response to Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy – Consultation on Carers Leave. This is a national carer organisations' joint response between Carers Trust Scotland, Carers Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Crossroad Caring Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland and the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance.   

2020 - Scottish Parliament Motions on behalf of Carers Trust Scotland

Motion S5M-20583: #CountMeIn on Young Carers Awareness Day 

Motion S5M-21959: Carers Week 2020

2019

Recognising Carers: Scottish Labour Discussion Paper on Carer's Allowance

This is a response to a discussion paper by the Labour Party in Scotland about Carer's Allowance. It is a national carer organisations' joint response between Carers Trust Scotland, Carers Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Crossroads Caring Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland and the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance.

Consultation on Job Grant

This is a response to the Scottish Government consultation on Job Grant. It is a national carer organisations' joint response between  Carers Trust Scotland, Carers Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Crossroads Caring Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland and the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance.

Consultation on timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of terminally ill persons

This is a response to the Scottish Government consultation on timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of terminally ill persons. It is a national carer organisations’ joint response between Carers Trust Scotland, Carers Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Crossroad Caring Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland and the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance.  

Changing Places Toilets: Building Standards Consultation 

This is a response to the Scottish Government Changing Places Toilets: Buildings Standrad Consultation. It is a national carer organisations' joint response between Carers Trust Scotland, Carers Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Crossroad Caring Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland and the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance. 

A Consultation on Improving Disability Assistance in Scotland

This is a response to the Scottish Government consultation on Improving Disability Assistance in Scotland. It is a national carer organisations' joint response between Carers Trust Scotland, Carers Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Crossroads Caring Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland and the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance.

Consultation on incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into our domestic law in Scotland

This is a response to the Scottish Government consultation on incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into our domestic law in Scotland. It is a national carer organisations' joint response between Carers Trust Scotland, Carers Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Crossroads Caring Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland and the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance.

Consultation on Falls and Fracture Prevention Strategy for Scotland 2014-2024

This is a response to the Scottish Government consultation on Falls and Fracture Prevention Strategy for Scotland 2014-2024. It is a national carer organisations' joint response between Carers Trust Scotland, Carers Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Crossroads Caring Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland and the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance.

Consultation on Learning Disability and Autism in the Mental Health Act

This is a response to the Independent Review of Learning Disability and Autism in the Mental Health Act. It is a national carer organisations' joint response between Carers Trust Scotland, Carers Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Crossroads Caring Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland and the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance.

Consultation on "Out of School Care in Scotland - a draft framework for consultation"

This is a response to the Scottish Government consultation to “Out of School Care in Scotland – a draft framework for consultation”. It is a national carer organisations' joint response between Carers Trust Scotland, Carers Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Crossroads Caring Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland and the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance.

2019 - Scottish Parliament Motions on behalf of Carers Trust Scotland 

Motion S5M-15634: #CareForMeToo on Young Carers Awareness Day 

Motion S5M-16322: Launch of Going Further for Student Carers

Motion S5M-16563: Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance Showcase Conference

Motion S5M-18330: Scottish Young Carers Festival 2019

2018 

Consultation on Young Carer Grant Regulations

This is a response to the Scottish Government consultation on Young Carer Grant Regulations. It is a national carer organisations' joint response between Carers Trust Scotland, Carers Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Crossroads Caring Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland and the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance.