Scottish executive consults on carers` role

Carers and the public in Scotland are to be widely consulted on
proposed new legislation following an announcement by Malcolm
Chisholm, deputy minister for community care.

The Scottish executive is following through a commitment made
recently when the recommendations of the Carers’ Legislation
Working Group were published. Among other proposals, the group
recommends that carers be accorded the status of service providers
not service users – a different approach from the rest of the
UK. Following the public consultation, the executive will proceed
to create the new legislation.

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