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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.

Report by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum outlining a strategy to make the most effective use of existing resources to help achieve the Scottish Government's target of eliminating fuel poverty "as far as is reasonably practicable by 2016".

The aims of the study were to compile evidence on: the prevalence of long-term informal care-giving within a family setting to dependent family members or relatives in various EU countries, focusing on the most ‘heavily burdened’ carers; the socio-economic impact of care-giving on the households of family carers; and measures aimed at alleviating burdens on family carers by supporting them in the provision of care and/or compensating for the adverse socio-economic consequences of care-giving.

This is summary of a study that aimed to compile evidence on: the prevalence of long-term informal care-giving within a family setting to dependent family members or relatives in various EU countries, focusing on the most ‘heavily burdened’ carers; the socio-economic impact of care-giving on the households of family carers; and measures aimed at alleviating burdens on family carers by supporting them in the provision of care and/or compensating for the adverse socio-economic consequences of care-giving.

UK Government document reviewing progress made on the 10-year childcare strategy begun in 2004 and setting out further steps which need to be taken to tackle future challenges.

Booklet intended to provide people with caring roles with information and advice on how to manage the personal finances of the person they are supporting.

Paper considering the arguments for and against a system of 'payment by results' as a means of paying for NHS hospital and community health services in England.

Website of the FSA which contains news, information and advice on all aspects of personal finance.

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 provided for regulations extending direct payments. This consultation, held between August and November 2008, questioned people about revising the existing regulations to allow a greater number of people to take advantage of direct payments.