Supporting carers could save billions to public purse

 

A lack of support for carers is costing this country billions of pounds every year, according to a new report from The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care.

The publication, Supporting Carers: The Case for Change, shows how funds to increase support for carers also benefits the people being cared for as well as reducing demand on other health and social care services.

Supporting carers could save billions to public purse | The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

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2 Responses to “Supporting carers could save billions to public purse”

  1. Kevin Says:

    A report on PCT response to Carers can be found at http://benefits.tcell.org.uk/forums/no-breaks-carers-report-primary-care-trusts-and-carers-strategy-crossroadsp-trust , also of a similiar interest http://benefits.tcell.org.uk/forums/personal-budgets-all-and-more-breaks-carers and http://benefits.tcell.org.uk/forums/local-authorities%E2%80%99-use-carers-grant-foi-request-201011 looks at the allocation of the Carers grant and it use.

    http://benefits.tcell.org.uk/forums-keywords/benefits/carers-allowances/information-news-etc provides further information which has been collected.

  2. Kevin Says:

    The Government is updating the Carers Strategy and will produce a clear plan of action for 2011 to 2015 before the end of this year. This will set out the key activities on which the Government can focus from April 2011.

    This free factsheet sets out the Government’s position on social care funding and carers, in response to BBC research on the impact of the ageing population.

    http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/MediaCentre/Factsheets/DH_121461
    http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/SocialCare/Carers/index.htm

    acknowledgement to emedia for news content

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