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UKDPC » The Forgotten Carers: Support for adult family members affected by a relative’s drug problems

UKDPC » The Forgotten Carers: Support for adult family members affected by a relative’s drug problems | supporting family carers | Scoop.it

adults who have a relative with drug problems have been increasingly recognised as a group with significant needs as a result of the stress of living and caring for someone with such problems. Policy has reflected this increased recognition to an extent, but there is still lack of clarity in the identification of this specific group of family members.

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charities concerns for disabled people and housing benefit changes

charities concerns for disabled people and housing benefit changes | supporting family carers | Scoop.it
Disability Rights UK, Carers UK, Mencap, MS Society, Macmillan Cancer, Carers Trust and Contact a Family have written to Chancellor George Osborne expressing deep concerns about the impact that April changes to the housing benefit size criteria may...

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Mencap | Family carers still at breaking point

Mencap | Family carers still at breaking point | supporting family carers | Scoop.it
Mencap’s latest report finds that 8 out of 10 family carers are exhausted and don’t get the short breaks they need

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Open Letter to Liam Byrne – from WOW Petition group « Save ...

The WOW Petition is a crowd-sourced grass roots campaign created and supported by disabled people, people with physical and mental health illness, care workers, carers and family members. We have come together ....

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carers uk need carers' views on the financial impact of caring

carers uk need carers' views on the financial impact of caring | supporting family carers | Scoop.it
Carers UK has launched the ‘Caring and Family Finances Inquiry’ to provide a definitive study of the financial impact of caring, with carers’ voices at its heart.

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Britain's ageing population: the impact on families and services

Britain's ageing population: the impact on families and services | supporting family carers | Scoop.it
Family members are likely to be primary carers, with support from local authorities, central government, the NHS and charities

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