carers

The purpose of the inquiry has been to consider the issues facing the future of social care, and to make recommendations for consideration by the Government in advance of publication of its White Paper on social care and update on funding.

Although the report focuses particularly on those people aged 65 and older, many of the recommendations are equally relevant to services for younger people who have a disability, and other people who have long-term conditions.

Document that outlines the framework for the inspection of local authority arrangements to protect children, including the effectiveness of early identification and help for children, young people, their families and carers.

These inspections will focus on the effectiveness of the local authority’s child protection services, and the local authority’s leadership of strategic partners in their shared work to help and protect children and young people who are suffering, or likely to suffer, harm from abuse or neglect.

Report that looks at local authority compliance with the Short Break Duty through analysing 55 short breaks services statements that have been sent to EDCM from local authorities.

It aims to identify good practice and also to explore what further guidance it may be helpful to provide local authorities with to enable them to fully meet the requirements of the Duty and the needs of local disabled children and their families.

Report on the financial pressures of caring on carers' health. It is estimated that there are 6.4 million people in the UK providing unpaid care and support to ill, frail and disabled friends and family members.

Briefing that looks at benefit changes that can make it easier for service users and carers to get involved in paid participation for social care consultations and events.

Paper that analyses the impact of long-term care on informal caregivers’ status in the labour market. It focuses on people’s perceptions that their labour activity is hindered partially or totally by their care-giving commitments.

It uses the Eurostat ECHP dataset 1994-2001, which includes some questions specifically aimed to investigate whether people suffer care-giving constraints; this information allows for overcoming the endogeneity problem due to the double relationship between
labour market participation and care-giving

The website was published by Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland. The project has been developed with the National Advisory Committee for Stroke, University of Edinburgh and funded by Big Lottery Fund Scotland. The site is for carers, family and friends of anyone affected by stroke illness. This e-learning resource provides a set of topics which which will provide on-line advice, support and information for informal carers. There are a range of topics including information about stroke, practical advice for carers, advice about finance and legal issues, support for carers and carers rights

Report that presents the results of Eurofound’s work on company initiatives for workers with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults.

The research focused on initiatives that employers can take to support the needs of workers who have (informal) care responsibilities, including parents caring for children with disabilities and carers of adults who need care because of disability, illness or old age.

This guide was commissioned by the Department of Health and produced by Crossroads Care and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, leading organisations in their respective fields, sharing a vision that carers should be recognised, valued and supported.