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  • Report

    UK

    Malnutrition and caring: The hidden cost for families

    08 February 2012

    For those caring for a relative or friend, the diet of that person is often the carer’s responsibility. A new research survey from Carers UK and Nutricia shows 60% of carers worry about the nutrition of the person they care for, because their condition makes eating or taking on nutrition difficult.
  • Consultation Response

    NI

    Response to Northern Trust Carers Strategy

    03 October 2011

    Carers Northern Ireland welcomes all initiatives that move people away from being just passive consumers of care services. We welcome the Trust's Carers Strategy as a clear statement of the Trust's plans and intentions in support of carers. We believe that it will be useful for staff and carers alike. We are pleased to see that issues raised by Carers Northern Ireland at pre-consultation stage, particularly around Carer Engagement,
  • Consultation Response

    NI

    Living with Longterm Conditions

    21 June 2011

    DHSSPS has produced this document to provide a policy framework for Health and Social Care (HSC) commissioners, Trusts, the Public Health Agency, the voluntary and community sectors and independent care providers that will help them plan and develop more effective services to support people with long term conditions and their carers. Read what we have to say about it here. Download our response below:
  • 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.
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