The Carers Act Implementation Steering Group (ISG) brings together the main delivery partners, including local authorities, health boards, Integration Joint Boards, COSLA, third and private sectors, carer organisations and other organisations who have an interest in, and a role to play in successful implementation of the Act.
The focus of the group is on the implementation period leading up to 1 April 2018 and the period immediately after implementation. The Scottish Government will consider, with advice from the ISG, how oversight of implementation beyond this period will be undertaken.
Separate working groups were established with a focus on specific sections of the Act. These groups have fed into the work of the Implementation Steering Group and development of regulations and guidance.