Thursday, 6 December 2007

bedtime reading: New deal for carers

Points highlighted are:
physical and emotional pressure; respite care; improved access; detays; postcode lottery; inconsistencies; bureaucracy; financially worse off; opportunity to be able to go to work; recognition of the role that they play.

The report "New Deal for Carers" identifies the factors that would make the biggest difference to carers lives both in their role as carers and in their lives outside caring. It should provide the basis for updating the 1999 Prime Minister's Strategy. It uses an interesting technique of an online ideas tree as well as more traditional stakeholder engagement.