Carers Act 2016 The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 is a new piece of legislation developed by the Scottish Government that will come into law on 1st April 2018.  Work is already underway in West Lothian to consider the implementation of the Act which will involve carers...

Audit Scotland Survey – Self Directed Support

Self-directed Support (SDS) represented a major change to the way social care services are provided. The aim of SDS is for people to have more choice and control of their social care support – including where, when and how they receive services. At the same...

New Health and Social Care Standards

The Scottish Government would like to know your views on the new National Health and Social Care Standards. The standards set out what we can expect when we use health and social care services in Scotland. This includes a diverse range of services from childminding...

Carer questionnaire – hospital stays

Has the person or people you care for been admitted to St John’s Hospital in the past couple of years?  If so, Carers of West Lothian would ask that you take a few minutes to complete a short questionnaire on your experience as a carer. You can access the...