MSPs have passed the Carers (Scotland) bill following a debate in the Scottish Parliament on 4th February.

Once enacted the legislation will require councils to plan how they support adult and young carers, with more people falling under this category.

According to the Scottish Government’s webpage, the legislation will: “make provision about carers, including the identification of carers’ needs for support through adult carer support plans and young carer statements; the provision of support to carers; the enabling of carer involvement in certain services; the preparation of local carer strategies; the establishment of information and advice services for carers; and for connected purposes.”