A couple of weeks ago we won a small victory to protect carers on Carer's Allowance the Government's plans to increase the number of hours couples need to work to get Working Tax Credit from 16 to 24. Details at www.carersuk.org/newsroom/item/2532-suc ... ect-carers Radio 4's Moneybox Live programme...
Hi, We're going to be working on how we communicate all the changes which the Act will bring to carers and their families - it is a big exercise because some of the changes start in April and it won't all be complete until 2017. Don't need to tell you all that the Act is going to have a huge impact ...
<t>Hi all,<br/> <br/> Just to give a quick response:<br/> <br/> On the £100 figure: given that this isn't a policy that has been announced, we don't know the exact figures - without knowing what inflation rate the Government might use, we can't fully estimate what the impact would be on carers. Howe...
We still don't know what the Government plans to do about removing mobility payments from people in residential care. They've scrapped their original plan to remove DLA mobility from people in residential care from 2013 - but the Welfare Reform Bill means that when the Personal Independence Payment ...
Hi all, We're updating research we launched in 2008 around Direct Payments, called Choice or Chore. From our recent State of Caring survey we've got loads of great stats on the impact, both positive and negative Direct Payments have had on carers' lives. We're now looking for case studies to include...
Hi all, Two carers who care for their two disabled sons are working with a national newspaper to campaign for 'portability' in the social care system - so that you can take your care package with you when you move and don't have to go through a reassessment and risk having the whole thing fall apart...
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I know we've done a few surveys recently but we've got a very short one on the best ways to offer support to carers. Support groups, online forums (!) or 'mentoring'. We'd be really grateful if you could take 5 minutes to answer a few questions about what kind of support you think is the best. We'll...
<t>Thanks so much to everyone who completed it, as we've now got over the 4,000 mark. And apologies if you started to do it again before realising you'd already done it!<br/> <br/> Excalibur - appreciate your comments but just a few points in response:<br/> <br/> Much of this information is complete...
Hi all, Thank you to all of you who took the time to fill in our State of Caring survey - we've reached a fantastic 3,995 responses which is the biggest survey we've done in years and will be hugely powerful in research and policy terms. But it would be fantastic to break the 4,000 mark, so if you h...