Dr Moira Fraser, interim chief executive of Carers Trust, said:
“Increasing the weekly threshold for Carer’s Allowance from £102 to £110 is welcome news and means that those on the minimum wage can work at least 16 hours a week and still receive the allowance. However, many carers who work or are in education will continue to be ineligible and still struggle on without any extra financial support.
“More still needs to be done to support all unpaid carers. The Care Act, for the first time, puts carers on an equal footing to the people they care for. However, without additional funding for social care, carers will still not receive the necessary support.”
Carers Trust Scotland launches new resources to highlight the need for better involvement of carers and families in the care planning and treatment of people with mental ill-health
Mental health staff, carer services and carers from across Scotland are attending a launch event today at the Insight Institute at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow for Carers Trust Scotland’s Triangle of Care 3rd Edition guide and Triangle of Care for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services toolkit.