Guidance for commissioners, people receiving direct payments and care providers [updated 10th July 2020] – Department of Health and Social Care

Advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support. 10 July 2020 Removed following paragraph from ‘Using direct payments during the coronavirus

Overpayments of Carer’s Allowance: Thirtieth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee

The Work and Pensions Committee has found that carers are being disproportionately heavily penalised for years of Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) administrative errors or their own honest mistakes.  They find the carers allowance is operated using a confusing

Carers Action Plan 2018 – 2020: Supporting carers today: One-year on progress review – Department of Health and Social Care

The 1-year progress report highlights the progress that has been made in delivering the carers action plan 2018 to 2020 to increase support for carers.  The cross-government action plan was published in June 2018. It sets out the government’s commitment to

State of Caring Survey 2019: A snapshot of unpaid care in the UK – Carers UK

The State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. This year over 7,500 current carers shared their experiences and helped inform our State of Caring 2019 report. Key findings include: almost

Why it’s important to review the care of people with dementia: What the data and people’s experiences tell us about social care reviews, reassessments and their outcomes for people with dementia – Healthwatch

This Healthwatch report summarises data and people’s experiences about social care reviews, reassessments and their outcomes for people with dementia. On the basis of analysis of data from 97 local councils, the report finds people are not getting what they