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Carers and caring

Assessment of eligible needs

The Adult Carer Support Plan or Young Carers Statement will formally record the needs identified and outcomes of carers; the plan will be used to assess the needs of carers. Some of these needs will 'trigger' support; they will be 'eligible needs' and the eligibility criteria will show how these needs fall into the 'eligibility category'. The statutory guidance on the Carers (Scotland) Act describes, "a Carers eligible needs as those identified for support that cannot be met through support to the person they care for or through accessing services that are available generally".