If you think someone is in immediate danger call 999.
The Act Against Harm website provides a wealth of information on what harm is, where to get help, what is involved in Adult Support and Protection.
An adult carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who has an illness or disability, mental health issue or addiction.
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 came into effect on 1 April 2018. The Act is designed to support carers' health and wellbeing and help make caring more sustainable. Measures include:
- a duty for local authorities to provide support to carers, based on the carer's identified needs which meet the local eligibility criteria
- a specific adult carer support plan and young carer statement to identify carers' needs and personal outcomes
- a requirement for local authorities to have an information and advice service for carers which provides information and advice service for carers which provides information and advice on, amongst other things, emergency and future care planning, advocacy, income maximisation and carers' rights.
Some of the available resources are: