The tragedy of the Birmingham 16-year-olds relying on just £66 a week to care for family full-time. Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show there were 67 under-18s receiving Carer's Allowance across the city as of February this year. [/size][/b] Dozens of 16- and 17-year...
Ground zero ... Gloucestershire ... hardly considered to be a poor manor : More children than ever are relying on Gloucestershire's foodbanks as usage soars and campaigners blame Universal Credit. The figures are stark. [/size][/b] Food bank usage in Gloucestershire has hit a record high, as thousa...
Your welcome. When it comes to carees and outside help , the words HORSE / WATER / DRINK spring to mind ? One final link ... a guide to outside care support ... what's available and who provides it : https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support-and-advice/all-about-caring/home-care-services-a-guide-from-t...
New report reveals alarming shortage of country doctors. Just 15% of consultants take jobs in hospitals serving rural or coastal areas. [/size][/b] Hospitals in rural and coastal Britain are struggling to recruit senior medical staff, leaving many worryingly “under-doctored”, a major new report see...
Families in England hit by 70% cut in school uniform grant. Cash-strapped councils stop financial support for clothing, pushing more parents into debt. [/size][/b] Support offered to families to help with the cost of school uniforms has plummeted, with the vast majority unable to access any help at...
Hi Jackie ... welcome to an extremely quiet forum as I type. I think he needs to get out of his current house and move into a retirement flat or something with a community close by but in the short term I think he needs some sort of respite care for people with mental health problems. [/i] Two links...
Revealed : the private landlords profiting from England’s housing crisis. Big companies accused of overcharging as families are forced into low-quality emergency accommodation. Private companies have been accused of profiting from England’s deepening housing crisis after an Observer investigation f...
Grenfell Tower law will compel owners to keep buildings safe. Plans for a housing regulator are among 22 new bills in the Queen’s speech as the Tories try to move on from Brexit. [/size][/b] https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/12/grenfell-tower-law-compels-owners-to-keep-buildings-safe Le...
If it's needed , a guide to home care services ... what's available , and who provides them :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... site-37984
I'm not known as the Grim Reaper for nothing.

Trouble is , far too many carers close their minds and eyes to actual reality out there.

By doing , nothing , nothing will improve ... or ... should I say , get worse more slowly.

That Green Paper ... will be released , eventually.