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Guidance on coronavirus and a place to share concerns and support
Carers UK and Carers Trust have issued the following joint statement on 11th March, 2020:

https://www.carersuk.org/images/News_an ... nt_one.pdf

Waiving charging and eligibility rules for emergency social care
We believe that current, often slow assessment of care processes and rigid eligibility criteria must be waived during this period. It is vital that support is provided where and when it is needed, as quickly as possible. Current reablement processes on discharge from hospital may be a good template for delivery of this type of model.

Where there are charges for social care, we believe it is vital that charging rules are waived for emergency social care during this period. It does not make economic or practical sense for a system that is trying to cope with an emergency to apply means-testing and a financial assessment at the point of need. Nor should any bill be sent after the event.

We need to be reassured that if people need social care in an emergency, that it will be free at the point of delivery and Governments need to fund local authorities to be able to do so.
NHS information https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ last updated 13/03/20

Carers Uk info https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... s-covid-19 updated 13th March 2020

government information https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-e ... t-response
Hello all. Carers UK has today issued a statement in response to the Government's Emergency Coronavirus Bill (see link to our website below):

https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campa ... virus-bill

Wishing you all well

Carers UK have issued some further guidance for carers which is now available on our website. This guidance addresses some of the questions that carers have been asking on the Forum and on social media.

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... er-support

We hope you find this helpful

Carers UK has today issued the following statement in response to the Coronavirus Bill and Emergency Measures.

https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campa ... y-measures

We will post further statements in this thread when they are made.


Hello all. The Government's latest 'Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19' (published on 21 March) can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... m-covid-19
The following web page containts two Carers UK briefings in relation to the Coronavirus and Emergency Measures.

https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campa ... y-measures

Carers UK has just published an A-Z of changes to benefits, assessments and support as a result of the coronavirus.

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... t-covid-19

We hope you'll find this helpful.

Hello all

Carers UK has today responded to the Government's announcement on increased Covid-19 testing in social care settings.

https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campa ... e-settings

Hello all

Carers UK reacts to Government’s adult social care plan on coronavirus.

You can read our press statement here: https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campa ... oronavirus

Best wishes

With thanks to Honey Badger;

https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus/shie ... tient-list

This outlines the vulnerable list, who can add to it (surprise, its GP's) and why it is important to have the letter if you are eligible for it.

Edited: Sorry folks - link should now work!