Hi there - thought people might be interested in a couple of things

1. Caring choices - carers took part in events over the last 6 months organised by a coalition of organisations including Carers UK looking into the tough questions for caring in the future - how will the system be funded and who will pay

More than 700 people took part and over 90% backed universal state funding for social services
Carers UK press release summarises the findings http://www.carersuk.org/Newsandcampaign ... 1199712095

Full report can be downloaded - http://www.caringchoices.org.uk/

2. A website containing reviews of care homes from carers and service users has just been launched]http://www.whereforcare.co.uk/index.php[/url]

Hope these are useful