Funding for carers 2019/20

Thursday, 13 February 2020
Request Date
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Response Date
Tuesday, February 4, 2020


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
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)


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.