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.

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Dementia challenge progress report published

A progress report published today gives an update on the first 7 months of the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge. The report, ‘Delivering major improvements in dementia care and research by … Read more → – Dementia challenge progress report published

One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

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The Dementia Friends scheme, launched today by Prime Minister David Cameron, is the country’s biggest ever project to change the way people think about dementia. Under the scheme, which is … Read more → – One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

New Hospital 2 Home discharge pack to support care of older people

Today, Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, launched the Hospital 2 Home resource pack designed to support older patients returning from hospital. The Hospital 2 Home resource is designed to … Read more → – New Hospital 2 Home discharge pack to support care of older people

One month left to have your say on the draft Care and Support Bill

There is one month left to comment on the draft Care and Support Bill and have your say on the largest overhaul of the law around adult care and support … Read more → – One month left to have your say on the draft Care and Support Bill

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