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Thanks very much all - will make sure to let you know when the petition is published.

Steve
Carers UK
I know Rosemary has already posted one of these from the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, but this one is likely to be bigger! It is organised by the Disability Benefits Consortium, which Carers UK are part of - a big group of charities representing people with disabilities and long term conditions and ...
<t>Commenting on the launch of the Government’s vision for adult social care, Imelda Redmond CBE, Chief Executive of Carers UK said:<br/> <br/> “There is much to welcome in this vision for social care. It is vital that reform delivers early, preventative support to families to promote the indepe...
<t>Here's our statement on the new money for carers breaks - we'll do a response to the whole 'vision' shortly.<br/> <br/> Steve<br/> <br/> Commenting on the announcement of £400m in new funding over four years for carers breaks, as part of the Government’s vision for adult social care, Imelda Re...
Eight specialist support workers who care for up to 1,000 Lincolnshire families affected by dementia have lost their jobs. Each year the Alzheimer's Society in Lincolnshire was awarded a £200,000 annual grant by Lincolnshire County Council, until June when its contract was not renewed. Area manager...
A live webchat with Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, will be taking place on the Department of Health website at 13:30 today: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Features/DH_121279 He is answering questions on two on two consultations launched last month around information and choice in th...
We've just done a response which is relevant to this, calling on the Government to properly assess the impact on carers of the proposed reforms to DLA - including the introduction of a new medical test.

www.carersuk.org/Newsandcampaigns/News/ ... efitreform

Steve
<t>Community Care magazine are doing a story on council's charging for 'reablement services'. These are intensive services which some council's provide to people who have just come out of hospital or residential care to help them regain their independence - often these services last around 6 weeks a...
Thanks Sue!
In response to George's question - yes, the criteria for the Carer's Credit are different from Carer's Allowance, which means that the Credit can be claimed if you are caring for over 20 hours a week, rather than 35. The full conditions are at http://www.carersuk.org/Information/Car ... ersCredits J...