That certainly makes very interesting reading.

If this practice has been permitted in the Care Act and with a '4.3 billion pound shortfall in social care budgets' then the Carers Trust can make all the recommendations they like but I should think they'll fall on deaf ears.

My LA might be one of the first to start charging but I bet it won't be long before others follow suit.

How much extra stress & hardship will this put on already exasperated carers?