Currently, carers don’t have a legal right to receive support, although local authorities can provide support at their discretion. This means that access to assessment and the range of support on offer can vary considerably. The Care Act, which comes… Read More »The Care Act – what will this mean for us as family carers
We have met as a management team recently to begin to really explore where we want to be in the next five years. We know getting this right is going to take time and we have more meetings planned.
We wanted to update you on discussions which are taking place between Essex County Council and families caring for working aged adults with learning disabilities. Earlier this year, the Council invited Essex Carers Network and Essex Mencap Society to work… Read More »The system is not working with us: Learning from Family Carers in Essex