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"Bedroom tax" The Government plans to cut housing benefit to people who are living in council or social housing which has a ‘spare’ bedroom. Those with one empty room – even if it is in use much of the time – will lose 15 per cent of their benefit while those with two will lose 25 per cent. People w...
Hmmm, I believe the government will argue they have considered the Human Rights of disabled people " personalisation" is all about equality in society. Miller...We committed to a formal consultation in 2011 on how existing users would be supported in the future. That consultation should be placed in...
They have been discussing this in parliament so hope this is of some interest. I would also recommend doing a search to see if anything else comes up!

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id ... fund#g90.6
Thanks Audrey, I wish I could take credit for the above, “ copied off the internet” and forgot to post the link http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_redface.gif now that’s not like me http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_lol.gif http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_lol.gif http://amazingwomenrock.com/w...
<t>Had to post this:<br/> What is it Like to Get Old and Grey? <br/> <br/> I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, or my loving family for less grey hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own best friend.<br...
Just want to play devil’s advocate. There are plenty of single people who have to give up work to care for a parent due to sudden illness, strokes or dementia and so on... some have no choice but to have to give up work to care because social services fails them. What do they do, how do they continu...
The Cost of Caring

Based on a survey of over 4,000 carers, this report sets out the consequences of these financial pressures on carers' health - as worries about their financial future take their own toll.
http://www.carersuk.org/professionals/r ... -of-caring
Rosemary, It was totally unintentional I assure you. http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_lol.gif http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_wink.gif By the way have you all filled in your timesheet this week to claim £55 week , CA that is if you can even claim it! I wonder how many carers incomes live up t...
Some interesting statistics about workless household in the UK

16% looking after the family or home
28% sick or disabled

http://www.youtube.com/onsstats#p/u/32/mUQjbjM5enM
Sturdy girl "No matter what happens, I would NEVER allow my children to be talked into care work, it's totally unfair to them and the residents." Good for you however, there are some really nice young people out there who care and want to make a difference - in my view they shouldn't be exploited by...