Carers

Social worker talking to carer

Adults

Your questions answered about assessing carers under the Care Act

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Lucy Watts and her mother

Adults, Workforce

‘When my carer fell ill, why did I have to fight for a care package that met my needs?’

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"This picture was taken at our daughter Carol's wedding. Without the help of Hertfordshire social services, we could not have gone." 
Photo: Norman Phillips (far R) and his wife Ros (centre)

Adults

The difference the Care Act can make to carers – and why too few benefit

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Care Act

Adults

Government sets out Care Act funding allocations for 2016-17

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Photo: Gary Brigden

Adults

Care Act information gaps preventing timely assessments of need, finds research

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Budget cut

Adults, Mental Health, Children, Workforce

Council approves plan to shed more than 50 social care posts

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elderly lady, emergency alarm

Adults

Social workers must be vigilant in how they wield their power

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dementia patient2

Adults, Workforce, Mental Health

Missed our dementia care webinar? Watch it in your own time

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Photo: Burger/Phanie/Rex Features

Adults

Half of ‘full-time’ carers had not had assessment on eve of Care Act

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Picture posed by models. Photo: OJO Images/Rex

Adults

From isolation to independence: how good support can transform young adult carers’ lives

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Photo: E M Welch/Rex Features (posed by models)

Adults

Carers’ roles made harder by social care’s failure to recognise their needs, finds survey

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Picture posed by models: Design Pics Inc/Rex Features

Adults

Stress and health problems among carers on the rise as care cuts take their toll

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Carer Kemyn Whervin, who spoke at CC Live Birmingham 2015

Adults

‘What do I want from social workers? Build proper relationships and take more risks’

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Older couple

Adults, Workforce

‘Practitioners must use Care Act to reverse reduction in support for older carers’

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Image: Bryceland/REX Shutterstock

Adults

SNP manifesto calls for more money for carers and halt to welfare cuts

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Adults, Workforce

Carers face postcode lottery in support due to variations in thresholds, finds study

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