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Government and Statutory Bodies - Links

Here you can gain access to a wealth of government, council and further information regarding the benefits, policies, laws, acts and other legislation that could be of great importance to you. Many of the sites can give you a thorough update of those matters relevant to your caring situation, financial and otherwise. Try to visit regularly as ever-changing policies may mean you are not getting everything you're entitled to.

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Association of Directors of Social Work

Care OPM

Care Commission Scotland

Carers Direct - Confidential information and advice for carers

Citizens Advice Bureau

Department for Education and Skills

Directgov - Information for Carers

Department of Health

Deryshire NICE

Disability Discrimination Act Consultation (Dept. of Work & Pensions)

Department of Health Carers Site

Health Rights Information Scotland

NHS Choices - Carers Direct


NHS Scotland Home

NHS 24 Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

NHS Scotland Research Centre

Scottish Association of Health Councils

Scottish Centre for Social Research

Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

Scottish Executive

Scottish Executive – Joint Future Unit

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Social services council

Social Work Inspection Agency (Scotland)

Scottich Executive – Strategy for Carers

UK Parliament