Executive Pressure to implement Care Act 2014

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The Local Government Lawyer reported today, that a review found The Care Act 2014 made little difference to the lives of some 5.4 million unpaid carers.

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/thebirminghambrief/items/2016/07/How-unpaid-carers-are-still-not-supported-by-the-Care-Act.aspx

Paul Burstow, a Liberal Democrat health minister led the review for the Carers Trust, and said that in the worst cases carers were ‘fobbed off’ by local authorities, and were unable to access newly created rights.

The Act took effect on 1 April 2015 and purported to give carers rights on an equal footing to those for whom they care.

( But, ‘Those they care for’  have no rights ).

These rights included that when deciding eligibility for support, local authorities must take into account a carer’s health and wellbeing, family relationships and their need to balance their home life with education or work.

(But the Act only gives carers and their family rights to be assessed , not to be given any support)

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