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Heart of the matter

The Public Health White Paper fails to mention supporting carers' health. Looks at the importance of protecting carers health and the need to provide carers with adequate breaks.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Taking the time to care

Discusses the low levels of carers claiming carers allowances and highlights ways of encouraging take up of the allowances.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Your guide to: April deadlines

April 1st is often the date on which all or part of legislation or programmes are implemented. The author provides an overview of changes to look out for on 1 April 2005. Provides details on Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004, Carers' Grant, Children Act 2004, Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004, Learning Disabilities Development Fund, Protection of title of social workers, and changes in the sentencing of offenders.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Taking the job home

Looks at the issues facing both employers and social worker/carers. Caring for adults.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:14

Fixing up families

Families and carers of drug misuers have been promised more help and support by the Government as part of a major new strategy. Looks at what this may mean to families.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:14

Carers

Provides an overview of carers in the UK.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Paying third parties

Investigates the legal and practical issues surrounding the proposals to allow carers of people with severe dementia or profound learning difficulties to access 'indirect payments' through and expansion of the direct payments scheme. This would allow individuals who might not be able to access payments themselves to benefit from the flexibility and choice of direct payments.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

The test of time

A fifth of adults with learning difficulties live with elderly parent. This article looks at how well the social care sector is serving this population of carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

Sam's Bill

Reports on what the proposed legislation Carers (Equal Opportunities) Bill, will mean for the provision of services to carers. It aims to provide carers who end their caring role with information on opportunities for education, training and employment.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

All together now

Looks at how the Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act will improve the lives of the UK's six million carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09