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Welfare Reform on the Web (November 2010): Social care - UK - community care

Carers heading towards crisis point

J. Dunning and V. Pitt

Community Care, Sept. 23rd 2010, p. 10

This article discusses the parlous financial situation of family carers, and the poor value of the benefits they receive. The coalition government plans to publish a refreshed version of its predecessor's carers' strategy to improve support for the group.

Charging ahead

V. Pitt

Community Care, Sept. 23rd 2010, p. 22-23

Several councils in England have announced plans to increase their charges for home and day care services. There is longstanding evidence that raising charges deters people from accessing care, leading to increased costs due to later crisis intervention.

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