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The Coalition of Carers in Scotland

I request the following recorded information under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

In its 2018/19 budget the Scottish Government allocated £66 million to local authorities for the following purpose:
'In 2018-19 we will provide an additional £66 million to bring the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 into force, to continue to support the delivery of the Living Wage for adult social care workers, and to increase payments for free personal and nursing care.'

This resource was designed in part to implement the duties within the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016, including the duty to provide support to carers to meet their eligible needs.

Please provide a full breakdown of what the money allocated to implementing the duties in the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 was spent on in the financial year 2018 / 2019. Please use the following headings below to set out how it was spent

1. Strategic carer posts in HSCPs
2. Carers support posts in HSCPs
3. Allocated to local Health Board (including implementation of Section 28)
4. Funding to carers centres
(please provide breakdown)
5. Funding to young carers services (including funding directed to young carers through local carers centres
(please provide breakdown)
6. Funding to other third sector orgs
(please provide breakdown)
7. Short Breaks / respite / replacement care (adult carers)
8. Short Breaks / respite / replacement care (young carers)
9. Allocated against loss of income for waiving charges for carers
(please separate this from resources allocated to short break services or replacement care)
10. Other direct carer support (adult carers)
11. Other direct carer support (young carers)
12. Awareness raising of the Carers Act
13. Carer engagement / consultation activities
14. Other
(please provide breakdown)
15. Used for a different purpose, other than supporting carers and implementing the Carers Act
(please provide explanation)

Yours faithfully,

Claire Cairns
The Coalition of Carers in Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway Council

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

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Kind Regards

FOI Unit
Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Dumfries and Galloway Council

Please find below the Council's response to your request 458099 which was received on 08/01/2020.

Details of request: In its 2018/19 budget the Scottish Government allocated £66 million to local authorities for the following purpose:
'In 2018-19 we will provide an additional £66 million to bring the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 into force, to continue to support the delivery of the Living Wage for adult social care workers, and to increase payments for free personal and nursing care.'

This resource was designed in part to implement the duties within the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016, including the duty to provide support to carers to meet their eligible needs.

Please provide a full breakdown of what the money allocated to implementing the duties in the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 was spent on in the financial year 2018 / 2019. Please use the following headings below to set out how it was spent

1. Strategic carer posts in HSCPs
2. Carers support posts in HSCPs
3. Allocated to local Health Board (including implementation of Section 28)
4. Funding to carers centres
(please provide breakdown)
5. Funding to young carers services (including funding directed to young carers through local carers centres
(please provide breakdown)
6. Funding to other third sector orgs
(please provide breakdown)
7. Short Breaks / respite / replacement care (adult carers)
8. Short Breaks / respite / replacement care (young carers)
9. Allocated against loss of income for waiving charges for carers
(please separate this from resources allocated to short break services or replacement care)
10. Other direct carer support (adult carers)
11. Other direct carer support (young carers)
12. Awareness raising of the Carers Act
13. Carer engagement / consultation activities
14. Other
(please provide breakdown)
15. Used for a different purpose, other than supporting carers and implementing the Carers Act
(please provide explanation)

Response:

In accordance with Section 17(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Dumfries and Galloway Council can confirm we do not hold the information requested. You need to direct this request to the Integration Joint Board [email address]

Please be aware that the Council holds the copyright, where applicable, for the information provided and it may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a misleading context. The source of the material must be acknowledged as Dumfries and Galloway Council and the title of the document must be included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

If you require any further clarification, please contact us. However, if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been dealt with, you can request us to carry out an internal review of the decision by emailing [email address] or writing to us within 40 working days of receiving this response.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision. Appeals to the Commissioner can be made online at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal or in writing to: The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS.

Kind Regards

FOI Unit
Dumfries and Galloway Council

This email, from Dumfries and Galloway Council, and any files transmitted with it, is confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.

If you are not the intended recipient of this email (and any attachment) please inform the sender by return email and destroy all copies. If you are not the intended recipient or responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, disclosure, review, dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this email is strictly prohibited. Please be aware that communication by internet email is not secure as messages can be intercepted and read by someone else. Dumfries and Galloway Council do not accept liability for any loss or damage which may result from this email or any files attached. It is your responsibility to scan this email and any attachments for computer viruses or other defects.

Any email including its content may be monitored and used by the Council for reasons of security and form monitoring internal compliance with the policy on staff use. Email monitoring or blocking software may also be used.

Any email message sent or received by the Council may require to be disclosed by the Council under the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. For further information and to view the Council’s privacy statement please go to https://www.dumgal.gov.uk/privacy

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