The widespread failure of councils to provide
new services for carers has been blamed on a shortage of funds. An
Association of Directors of Social Services survey found that 101
out of 110 directors believe lack of resources hindered
implementation of the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000.
survey, published this week, says less than a fifth of councils
found new resources last year to implement the act and only a
further 5 per cent expect to find additional resources this year.
The ADSS plans to use the results to campaign for the government to
fund the act.
Report at www.adss.org.uk