Carers UK Publications (12)
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Please note that the law and policy relating to carers can be different in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Some of the publications listed below contain information relevant to England only. Publications covering Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are available by contacting the relevant office.
Carer’s Allowance is the main benefit for carers. This factsheet provides an overview of the benefit, who can get it and how to apply. It also covers the carer premium/addition/element.
Local councils can provide help and support for disabled people and their carers. The way they make a decision about the help and support that they can provide is by carrying out an assessment. There are different assessments for carers, disabled people and for parents of disabled children.
This factsheet explains how these assessments can support carers.
If you are looking after someone then they may be entitled to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Attendance Allowance (AA).
This factsheet is written for the person who is claiming DLA or AA. It explains the rules for these benefits which will help you to make a decision on whether the person you are looking after might qualify.
It also introduces the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Working age people who are receiving DLA will, over time, be invited to claim PIP. This factsheet aims to explain the rules for DLA and AA from now until PIP is fully established.
This factsheet is only correct for the period January 2013 to October 2013.
This guide sets what rights carers have and how they can get financial help, practical help and help with combining work and caring. Concise and all in one booklet this gives an overview of a range of help and support for carers.
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This booklet is aimed at carers who look after people who may not be able to make decisions for themselves about health and social care issues. It provides an overview of what mental capacity law is about and includes case scenarios to illustrate different situations that commonly arise.
This guide provides basic information about carers at work. It explains carers' legal rights at work, changes carers can make at work including leaving work or reducing hours and includes information carers can give to their employer about the business benefits of supporting working carers as well as their legal responsibilities.
This book charts the key events and achievements of the carers' movement, analysing its strengths as well as its shortfalls. It examines three key issues which have played a part in its overall history - young carers, its relationship with the disability movement and the role of carer organisations, before finally taking a look at the impact of devolution.
Carers and their Rights is Carers UK’s definitive guide to carers’ rights to support from health and social services, as they care unpaid for ill, frail or disabled friends or family members.
Written by solicitor and community care law expert Professor Luke Clements, this fifth edition includes updates based on a number of statutory and case law developments since the last edition, implementation of the Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004 and the Work and Families Act 2006, the impact of the Equality Act 2010 and coincides with the first tangible impacts of the Carers Strategies (Wales) Measure 2010.
As draft Bills have been published in both England and Wales to codify and update social care law this guide gives a comprehensive picture of existing social care statute which will be built on by the new legislation.