Date lodged: 3 December 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many carers have received short breaks under the provisions of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.
Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 13 December 2018
This information is being collected through a new Carers Census. The first collection of Carers Census data relates to the first 6 months after the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force (1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018). This data will be completed by local health and social care partnerships and carers centres and is due to be returned to the Scottish Government by the 14 December 2018. The data will undergo quality assurance checking and analysis before publication, which is likely to be in spring 2019.