As part of the Aiming High for Disabled Children (AHDC) programme the Government has committed £5million to support parent involvement over the next three years. The AHDC parent participation grants programme were launched in September. Over the period 2008 to 2010, £3million is available thro...
SHIFT, part of the Care Services improvement Partnership is carrying out research into the way the media portrays mental health issues. They are holding a focus group for carers of people with mental health problems on Monday 8th September 4.00pm – 5.30pm at the London Councils offices, 59ÂÂ...
<t>Hi - Thanks for giving the Scottish example. One for other carers to quote when making the case for bus passes in their areas.<br/> <br/> the situation in England and Wales is that its at the discretion of councils - some provide carer companion passes but many do not, and with the recent extensi...
Hi Marie, should have pointed out this is England only.
Clare
Test out Caring with confidence The new Caring with confidence programme, formerly known as Expert Carers programme, is looking for carers to test out the modules. If you're interested in taking part contact alex.welsh@eppcic.co.uk by 26 August. If you have any questions, you can phone Alex on 0113 ...
The new Caring with confidence programme, formerly known as Expert Carers programme, is looking for carers to test out the modules. If you're interested in taking part contact alex.welsh@eppcic.co.uk by 26 August. If you have any questions, you can phone Alex on 0113 385 4491. More information on ou...
<t>Hi there, I know quite a few carers have had their carer/companion bus passes revoked by councils. <br/> <br/> I just wanted to pass on advice from a carer who was told her local Council has never offered free carer bus passes. Her husband, who is disabled wrote and challenged this, and was told ...
The University of Westminster is holding a conference on 16 & 17 September entitled Recovery from Depression Using the Narrative Approach. They are offering a free place to a carer or service user. If anyone is interested contact d.ridge@westminster.ac.uk or telephone 020 7911 5134 More info at www....
Sorry - I should have pointed out this Green paper covers England only, Scotland is reviewing its own social work services.

Clare
As you know the new National Strategy for carers is due out very soon. Carers UK is holding free regional events for carers in July, which will be one of the first opportunities carers will have to hear from Ministers and MPs what changes will be introduced and what this will mean in their local are...