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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-20316: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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.