ENABLE Scotland Picking Up the Pieces Project and Amendments to the Carers (Scotland) Bill

That the Parliament recognises the work done by ENABLE Scotland’s Picking Up the Pieces Project to facilitate access to emergency planning for carers; understands that ENABLE Scotland is the largest voluntary organisation in Scotland for children and adults with learning disabilities and their families; congratulates the organisation on working with the Scottish Government and the Cross Party Group on Carers to secure amendments to the Carers (Scotland) Bill, which it believes will introduce a requirement for the adult carer support plan and young carers statement processes to include a conversation about whether the adult or young carer, as well as local information and advice services, provide information and advice to carers on emergency and future care planning; 

further notes that ENABLE Scotland has recently launched a range of resources to support carers' emergency planning, including an emergency planning toolkit, which helps create an emergency plan by answering the who, what, why, where and when of planning; recognises that the Scottish Government-funded project has provided outreach services to black and minority ethnic and rural carers in Glasgow and Argyll and Bute to support them in the emergency planning process, and understands that further information regarding the work of Picking Up the Pieces and ENABLE Scotland can be found on the ENABLE Scotland website, which includes downloadable resources and a video resource from the launch of the emergency planning toolkit.

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