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  • Consultation Response

    NI

    Response to DHSSPS Personal and Public Involvement scheme

    16 May 2011

    Carers Northern Ireland believes wholeheartedly that carer involvement is essential to ensure the design and delivery of health care services and polices that meet the needs of carers and the people for whom they care. The impact of caring responsibilities and lack of free time makes it difficult for carers to get involved in consultation processes, so properly thought-through timescales and support from carers groups and organisatio
  • Consultation Response

    NI

    Carers Allowance briefing to the Social Development Committee

    16 May 2011

    Carers Northern Ireland was asked to make a submission on Carers Allowance to the Assembly's Committee for Social Development. We made the point that while many carers are on low incomes ond Carers Allowance is inadequate, for many carers the idea of being recognised and valued is just as important.
  • Consultation Response

    NI

    Northern Ireland Budget responses

    16 May 2011

    Carers Northern Ireland made a number of submissions on the draft Departmental Budgets. Our main concerns were a lack of detail the absence of a programme and priorities for government to assess the budgets against. Download our responses to OFMDFM, DHSSPS and DSD.
  • Consultation Response

    NI

    Response to the consultation on DLA

    16 May 2011

    Carers Northern Ireland has a number of concerns about the Government's DLA proposals including the objective assessment for claimants and the lack of consideration to the impact on carers.
  • Consultation Response

    NI

    Consultation on Universal Credit

    15 May 2011

    Carers Northern Ireland's response gives a cautious welcome to some of the key principles in the White Paper, which could deliver a simpler, less complex benefits system for disabled people and their families. However we are disappointed that the Government did not take this opportunity to reform Carers Allowance. 
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