Carers’ voices: Annie’s blog on the ‘Don’t Screen Us Out’ campaign’

  This New Year blog is by Annie who talks about the ‘Don’t Screen Us Out Campaign‘ which has particular salience for her and her life with her son Tom. Annie’s Blog Having had a tricky Christmas and New Year – the washing machine died on me (again!) on Christmas Eve…and when you have my … Continue reading “Carers’ voices: Annie’s blog on the ‘Don’t Screen Us Out’ campaign’”

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More funding for social care?

  On 19 December the Department of Communities and Local Government announced that councils will be able to raise tax by up to 5.99% to address shortfalls in social care funding: Government sets out further measures to support councils to deliver services This announcement will be  welcome good news  for many but will also have lead to some mixed … Continue reading “More funding for social care?”

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Caregiver campaigns in the news: John’s Campaign

John’s Campaign  was founded in 2014 by Nicci Gerrard and Julia Jones. It  campaigns  for the rights of people with dementia to be supported by their family carers. Nicci Gerrard’s recent article in the Guardian “How a simple plan to give dignity to dementia patients changed society“ (3/12/17) talks about the origins of the campaign and what it has achieved. … Continue reading “Caregiver campaigns in the news: John’s Campaign”

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Caring for family and friends in the UK

By Fiona Carmichael, Professor of Labour Economics at the University of Birmingham Unpaid caregiving is undertaken by around 6.5 million people in the UK, that’s about 10% of the population. Caregivers provide help and support for ill, frail or disabled family members and friends. Many do not think of themselves as carers, they just see … Continue reading “Caring for family and friends in the UK”

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