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Carers and the NHS

The huge role of unpaid family carers is outlined in this essay, together with examples of good practices by NHS organisations to support their needs. The authors point out that with declining NHS resources there will be even more reliance on family carers. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

New deal for carers: revision of the Prime Minister's 1999 strategy on carers: Health and Social Care Taskforce report

The carers' strategy sets out the Government's short-term agenda and long-term vision for the future care and support of carers The carers' strategy is underpinned by £255 million to implement some immediate steps alongside with medium and long-term plans. New commitments in the carers’ strategy include: £150 million towards planned short breaks for carers; £38 million towards supporting carers to enter or re-enter the job market and £6 million towards improving support for young carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13