Tag Archives: Carer’s Allowance

Following a Diagnosis of Dementia: Information for Patients / Families and Friends Who are Carers (DHSC / SCIE)

Summary Patient information is available, from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), for persons diagnosed with dementia and those who care for them. Guidance on the support which can be expected covers: The care plan. The health care … Continue reading

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Updated Compendium of Patient Information on Parkinson’s Disease (Michael J. Fox Foundation / Parkinson’s UK)

Summary It is two years since the previous version of this collection, and some significant new patient guides have come to light, from both the USA and the UK. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research offers an interesting … Continue reading

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Funding the Shared Lives Model of Support For Living Independently At Home (NHS England / Shared Lives Plus)

Summary NHS England is to invest £1.75 million in the Shared Lives Plus scheme which aims to help people be cared for at home, rather than in hospitals. “The Shared Lives model will support people who have needs which make … Continue reading

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Leicester City Council / Shared Lives Foster Placements for Elderly People (BBC News)

Summary A fostering scheme for the elderly is being introduced in Leicester, whereby families will be paid to take elderly people into their homes. Carers will be paid £224 a week (roughly four times the amount unpaid carers on basic Carer’s … Continue reading

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Exploring the Impact of Caring on People’s Lives (Carers Trust / SCIE)

Summary The Prepared to care? report, produced for Carers Week earlier this month, shows that suitable support is not always available to carers. This document outlines the emotional, physical and financial pressures which can result when caring. It explains the need … Continue reading

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The Costs of Caring (Carers UK)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary This Carers UK survey of over 4,000 carers indicates that financial pressures harm the health, wealth, and wellbeing of carers. … Continue reading

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Welfare Reform Bill and Carer’s Allowance (Carers UK)

Summary Carer’s Allowance is currently a non means-tested benefit for people who provide a minimum of 35 hours or more care a week for a friend or relative suffering from dementia who receives the middle or higher rate care component of … Continue reading

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