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New model for breaks for carers - Carers UK Forum

New model for breaks for carers

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Plans for a new system for providing support for carers will be presented to Cabinet on Monday, 29th March. Approval will also be sought to end the previous system, known as Fair Access to Short Breaks for Carers (FASBC),

There are over 8000 carers known to the city’s Adults and Communities directorate who are providing support to people with high dependency needs. The new model ensures that more support is given to carers providing high levels of care, and to those carers most at risk of breaking down and being unable to continue in their caring role.

The old system involved carers having to make applications to FASBC for hours of respite care. The new model has been designed as part of the Council’s Personalisation agenda. Personalisation is a move away from ‘one size fits’ service delivery, towards giving service users far more choice and control of the services they receive, with support plans that are tailored to meet their individual needs.



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is it means tested ??
That's what I was involved in with our local council Harmony Project.

Basically it sounds like a crèche facilities for carers to learn about Direct Payments and Personalisation of services a bit like the governments Sure Start program...

Yes George, it is means tested and you will have to pay for a care assistant.