Hi all, Sorry we haven't responded sooner - with lots of activity on the Forum we don't always spot specific questions for us straight away. Weemart - thanks for your comments and the Human Rights angle has come up in different ways of ways before - around carers' rights to practical as well as fina...
Hi guys, We just wanted to follow up with a bit of advice from our experts here on the Adviceline. The current situation means that someone can claim certain disability benefits and carer’s benefits. The explanation is here from the Adviceline: There is nothing in law that will stop someone who is i...
Hi all, On top of the huge anxiety that many families are already feeling about the future of their benefits, we know that increasing numbers are starting to receive letters saying they are going to be hit by bedroom tax and the benefit cap. Changes to Council Tax Benefit are also coming, alongside ...
Hi, We're just redoing our 'Frequently Asked Questions' on the changes to benefits, following the publication of the 'regulations' (more detailed rules and structures of the new benefits being introduced) - so we're just working out what has changed since the Government published 'draft regulations'...
Hi all, Sorry not to get back to you all sooner to try and clarify this and apologies if the blog wasn't clear enough in the first place. Certainly no offence taken at your questions - there is a lot of confusion about what the Government is planning; and they are rushing out huge amounts of detaile...
Sian, Absolutely - this is a point we've made over an over again to the Government departments in charge of benefits and social care - if you cut benefits you will increase pressure on carers, social care and NHS services - costing more; and if you cut social care you are going to put more pressure ...
<t>Thanks both - very good point and I've adjusted the text.<br/> <br/> Trouble is that we have a real gap in evidence about the numbers of working-age people who are missing out on care - but not a reason not to clearly mention younger disabled and ill people and their families. I'm also sorry that...
Morning all, We've co-ordinated a letter today to the Prime Minister from 85 organisations representing carers, older and disabled people, councillors, nurses, doctors, care workers, business and directors of social services - calling on him to take leadership on reforming social care. Made front pa...
If you are in a couple and receiving Working Tax Credits you may be at risk from increases the Government is making to the 'work requirement' (amount of paid work you have to do in order to receive the tax credits). Carers entitled to Carer's Allowance should be exempt from the changes but need to c...