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Services, but at a price

The Carers and Disabled Children’s Act 2000 promises carers flexibility. But flexibility comes at a cost - local authorities will be charging for carers’ services, writes Gideon Burrows.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Making headway

There are few services provided for people with brain injuries with the result that too much pressure is placed on their carers. Talks to a social worker about the difficulties she had in obtaining support for her client and his carer.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Ticket to ride

Explains how Lancashire social services' voucher scheme is giving carers more choice and flexibility over respite care.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

It's time to accept help

A panel of practitioners give their opinions on the case of a young disabled women who is being looked after at home by her elderly parents. The case highlights the importance of providing support to carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Alexander technique

Reports on how Durham's Carer development manager was able to improve the authorities relationships with carers groups.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

We’re all going on a summer holiday

A hotel with a difference is drawing holidaymakers to the seaside in Essex. Natalie Valios visited the Grosvenor Hotel at Westcliff, which specialises in breaks for older people and their carers

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Shared care in Sheffield

Reports on a support scheme in Sheffield for family carers over the age of 70, who care for a person with learning difficulties. The scheme won the carers category at this year's Community Care awards.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Budgets door ajar for carers

Discusses the benefits of personal budgets for carers, which are a priority for government's new vision for adult care, due next month. A short case study of a couple who benefited from Surrey's carers' personal budget scheme is also included. The scheme gave them the choice to use the money for a joint activity rather than for short break respite care.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Wheeling-dealing therapies

Reports on an award-winning mobile project in the West Country that uses complementary therapies to help people with dementia and their carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Help at hand for the hidden carer

The Law Commissioner has recommended changes to carers rights in its proposals to overhaul adult care law. The changes could help social workers to highlight the needs of hidden carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

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