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Funding for carers 2019/20

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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 2019/20 budget the Scottish Government allocated an additional £10.5million for
'continuing to work to embed the recently established rights for Scotland’s unpaid carers with an additional £10.5 million'

This provided a total allocation of £27.9m for carers (an increase from £17.4m in 2018/19)
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 indicate the following:

A. Exact sum (expressed as a monetary amount) which was allocated to the Health and Social Care Partnership for the purpose of implementing the duties in the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 in the financial year 2019 /2020

B. A full breakdown of what the money allocated to implementing the duties in the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 has been used for. Please use the following headings below to set out how it has been allocated.

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)
16. Currently not allocated / set aside
(please provide explanation)

Yours faithfully,
Claire Cairns
The Coalition of Carers in Scotland

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Ms Cairns,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2020010727000488)

 

Thank you for your recent request submitted under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002. In relation to your Freedom of
Information request about the use of monies in support of the Carers Act
for the financial year 2019/20, a nominal resource of £68k was outlined by
the Scottish Government in support of the implementation of the Act during
the 2019/20 period. This resource was passed to the Integration Joint
Board and has been utilised to support the Western Isles Community Care
Forum, which provides training and support to unpaid carers, and to allow
for the employment of two additional social care assessors to support the
additional workload associated with the Act.

 

 

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07/01/2020 17:10 - The Coalition of Carers in Scotland wrote:
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I request the following recorded information under the terms of the
Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002

In its 2019/20 budget the Scottish Government allocated an additional
£10.5million
for
'continuing to work to embed the recently established rights for
Scotland’s unpaid
carers with an additional £10.5 million'

This provided a total allocation of £27.9m for carers (an increase from
£17.4m in
2018/19)
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 indicate the following:

A.      Exact sum (expressed as a monetary amount) which was allocated to
the
Health and Social Care Partnership for the purpose of implementing the
duties in
the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 in the financial year 2019 /2020

B.      A full breakdown of what the money allocated to implementing the
duties in
the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 has been used for.  Please use the
following
headings below to set out how it has been allocated.

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)
16.     Currently not allocated / set aside
(please provide explanation)

Yours faithfully,
Claire Cairns
The Coalition of Carers in Scotland

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The Coalition of Carers in Scotland

Dear CNES FOI Team,

Thank you for your response, copied below
'a nominal resource of £68k was outlined by
the Scottish Government in support of the implementation of the Act during
the 2019/20 period. This resource was passed to the Integration Joint
Board and has been utilised to support the Western Isles Community Care
Forum, which provides training and support to unpaid carers, and to allow
for the employment of two additional social care assessors to support the
additional workload associated with the Act.'

Can you please clarify what portion of the £68,000 was allocated to the social care posts and what portion to the Western Isles Forum

Yours sincerely,

The Coalition of Carers in Scotland

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Good afternoon,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2020010727000488).   Please see the
information requested below. 
Social Care Assessor post = £35k
Western Isles Community care Forum = £33k

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Kind regards
FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [2]https://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 600 501 (Extension 211598)

07/01/2020 17:10 - The Coalition of Carers in Scotland wrote:
[External Email]

Dear CNES FOI Team,

Thank you for your response, copied below
'a nominal resource of £68k was outlined by
the Scottish Government in support of the implementation of the Act during
the 2019/20 period. This resource was passed to the Integration Joint
Board and has been utilised to support the Western Isles Community Care
Forum, which provides training and support to unpaid carers, and to allow
for the employment of two additional social care assessors to support the
additional workload associated with the Act.'

Can you please clarify what portion of the £68,000 was allocated to the
social
care posts and what portion to the Western Isles Forum

Yours sincerely,

The Coalition of Carers in Scotland

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