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Young carers say: 'read all about us!'

Tara Purdy never dreamed she would one day see her articles in print. But she was one of the lucky ones whose article was chosen to appear in the pages of an annual glossy magazine.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Resource pack designed for young carers

Barnardo’s, the children’s charity, has produced a revised version of its resource pack, Keeping the Family in Mind, after the first 500 packs sold out.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

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

It's time to give young carers what they've been asking for

The number of young carers in the UK is increasing. The official figure is 175,000 but this is likely to be a massive underestimate.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Carers strategy assessed two years on

Much of the 150million earmarked by the government to help carers never reached them. Where PCTs did pass on funds it has made a crucial difference. The author reports. [Journal abstract]

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

'The biggest worry is what she's missing out on'

Community Care's exclusive survey of young carers shows that half will spend more than five hours caring for another member of the family this Christmas. The authors talks to one young carer about her plans for the Christmas holidays. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Help at home worth £6 billion

New bill to improve support for UK informal carers. The proposed Carers (Identification and Support) Bill is summarised and responses from charities and other organisations are discussed. [BNI unique abstract]

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

Still a long way to go in responding to people's needs

Outlines some important messages from a major project, carried out by Dementia Voice, to consult people with dementia and carers about the services they receive. The consultations were part of a larger project, funded by Devon social services, to help care agencies in Devon to develop guidelines for intermediate care for people with dementia.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Research abstracts: young carers

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

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