Elderly to get control of their own care budget

    Family justice policy does not work for children, report says

    In-court conciliation in child contact cases fail to improve children’s wellbeing or co-parental relationships, a study has revealed.

    Source: – The Guardian, Monday December 10, 2007, page 12

    Elderly to get control of their own care budget

    The elderly and disabled will receive personal budgets to buy social care services from April under new plans announced today by the health secretary Alan Johnson.

    Source: – The Daily Telegraph, Monday December 10, 2007, page 12

    Drug Money

    One hundred thousand people with drug and alcohol addictions are on sickness benefits, double the number in 1997 when Labour came to power.
    Claimants are eligible for £81.35 a week under incapacity benefits.

    Source:- The Sun, Monday 10 December

     ASBOs turn children to crime

    Anti-social Behaviour Orders are encouraging children into crime, according to a think tank.

    The Government’s flagship measure can become a “self-fulfilling prophecy” of offending and should not be applied to under-12s, the Institute for Public Policy Reform warned.

    Source:- The Sun, Monday 10 December
     
    We’re not paid enough complain £100,000 GPs

    A survey of GPs has found nearly a fifth of family doctors are unhappy with their income, while half say they work too much.
    The findings come despite the average GP earning more than £100,000 a year.

    Source:- The Daily Mail, Monday 10 December

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