This morning's Guardian ... Frank Field mp ( One of our very few friends in the House ) : https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/16/universal-credit-dwp-withholding-bad-news-says-senior-mp Universal credit: DWP withholding bad news, says senior MP. Frank Field, work and pensions committee chai...
This morning's Guardian ... Care Home providers / LAs have their say on the proposed financial thresholds muted by the Government : https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/17/we-cannot-afford-to-fund-dementia-tax-proposals-councils-warn We cannot afford to fund 'dementia tax' proposals, council...
Society changes / evolves as does it's citizens. In CarerLand , it is safe to say that the vast majority of carers are economically and socially worse off than they were when the first forums came online ... say 2004 for year zero. Same can be said for our carees ... few will argue that most Governm...
Just to record one comment from a CarerWatch blog , 2010 , I came across whilst searching the old archives on another issue ... always the way ? Jayne Stevens Says: 16 October 2010 at 17:02 | Reply I have a real-life issue with carers allowance right now, in the fact that my carers allowance has bee...
A previous thread dovetails nicely into this one ... Prof. Luke Clements ... mentioned in dispatches for , around , a decade : https://www.carersuk.org/forum/news-and-campaigns/latest-caring-news/carers-must-get-militant-says-a-non-carer-28018?hilit=militant " Carers must become more militant " bein...
From the Diability Rights UK web site : https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2013/june/audio-recording-wca-assessments The DWP has produced a FAQ on the audio recording of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessments The FAQ states that: You do not have a legal right to have...
First reply was one of the best I have EVER read on this Forum ( Probably in the top ten even in CarerWatch days ! ) ... if the authoress does not mind me saying. Sums up the present situation as to the " Confusion " in who is actually who in the minds of the public. Dovetails into another thread on...
Thanks to the Eye , another politician reaffirms his belief in education being a major priority : http://www.private-eye.co.uk/pictures/captions/corbyn-education.jpg As per our inhouse heckler for the previous incumberent : " What about carers and students with caring duties being excluded , squire ...
Article from this morning's Independent ... a rare disagreement now made public : Children’s Commissioner attacks NHS England chief over 'unacceptable' mental-health care. Open letter does not mince words and threatens legal action over waiting-time data. [/b] The chief executive of NHS England, has...
Interesting article in this morning's Guaradian ... Fiona Weir , CEO of the Joseph Rowntree Trust ... an organisation mentioned many times over the years on several forums : The best way for charities to spend money is by challenging austerity. My work with single parent charities has shown me that ...