Carers

Carers provide unpaid support to family or friends who couldn’t manage without this help, whether they’re caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. The Department is keen that carers, many of who don’t see themselves as carers, are offered support in considering their options and making informed choices about their lives.

Older mother and daughter

New online tool to search and compare local care providers

A new tool allowing users to search and compare any Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered home care, residential or nursing home provider is now available online at NHS Choices. The … Read more → – New online tool to search and compare local care providers

Review of national arrangements for providing information and advice to carers

The department has today published a review of the service arrangements for providing information and advice to carers. Access to good information and advice is important in supporting carers to … Read more → – Review of national arrangements for providing information and advice to carers

Dame Philippa Russell re-appointed as Chair of the Standing Commission on Carers

Dame Philippa Russell has been re-appointed as Chair of the Standing Commission on Carers.  This is her second term after serving 3 years and the appointment is with effect from … Read more → – Dame Philippa Russell re-appointed as Chair of the Standing Commission on Carers

Care and support White Paper published

The Department has published the ‘Caring for our future: reforming care and support’ White Paper, which sets out the vision for a reformed care and support system. The new system … Read more → – Care and support White Paper published

Draft Care and Support Bill published

The draft Care and Support Bill has been published. It creates a single law for adult care and support, replacing more than a dozen different pieces of legislation. It provides … Read more → – Draft Care and Support Bill published

Draft Care and Support Bill factsheets

The following 8 factsheets explain some of the key topics covered by the draft Care and Support Bill. Assessments and eligibility (PDF, 168K) Charging and financial assessments (PDF, 251K) Who … Read more → – Draft Care and Support Bill factsheets

Government publishes progress report on social care funding reform

The government has published a progress report on social care funding reform – ‘Caring for our future: progress report on funding reform’. The report sets out that the government agrees … Read more → – Government publishes progress report on social care funding reform