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Unpaid carers in England 'struggling', report says-CarersUK

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:18 pm
by rosemary
Unpaid carers in England are struggling to get the support they need despite new laws introduced to help them, a report by charity Carers UK says.

The Care Act was introduced in England last year to provide better support for those needing care and those who provide it unpaid.

But Carers UK says many carers are still waiting too long for an assessment of their needs.
read in full here
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36234501

Care Act ‘failing to deliver’ as carers face long waits for assessments
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/05/ ... sessments/

Unpaid carers 'feel quality of life will worsen'
http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/unpaid- ... 4058716538

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Re: Unpaid carers in England 'struggling', report says-Carer

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 4:42 pm
by Eun
Not just carers in England who are struggling or don't the rest of the nations matter?

Eun

Re: Unpaid carers in England 'struggling', report says-Carer

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 7:57 pm
by Greta
From the notes to the Care Act: Territorial extent and application: Scotland

50.Social care is a devolved matter for Scotland so Part 1 in general applies to local authorities in England only. However, the provisions in relation to cross-border placements (section 39(8) and Schedule 1), certain provisions on provider failure and the Human Rights Act 1998 provision (section 73) extend to Scotland.

51.In Part 3, while neither Health Education England nor the Health Research Authority will take on any devolved functions, there are some implications for the devolved administrations in relation to the establishment of these bodies as non-departmental public bodies.

52.Health Education England (HEE) will have a power to exercise any of its education and training functions on behalf of Scotland, but only when it is asked to do so: paragraph 17 of Schedule 5.

53.The provisions on Health Research Authority (HRA) extend to the whole of the United Kingdom. The Act places the HRA and each of the devolved administrations under a duty to co-operate with one another with a view to co-ordinating and standardising the regulation of health and social care research in the UK: section 111(4). The HRA and certain specified bodies which carry out some devolved functions in relation to health and social care research will also be under a duty to co-operate with each other with a view to co-ordinating and promoting regulatory practice: section 111(1) In relation to Scotland, this is the Human Tissue Authority.

54.The HRA will also be able to take on related functions from Scotland where the parties agree: paragraph 15 of Schedule 7. Steps will also be taken to harmonise the legislation relating to ethics committees across the UK.

Re: Unpaid carers in England 'struggling', report says-Carer

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:44 pm
by Suzanne_1507
Those of us who only get Carer's Allowance are struggling too. It's a dreadful situation.

Re: Unpaid carers in England 'struggling', report says-Carer

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:48 pm
by bowlingbun
I don't even get CA now I'm a pensioner! Nevertheless, I care for my son over 50 hours a week, alternate weeks! This, incidentally, isn't even mentioned in his care plan!!!!!