Monthly Archives: January 2012

£150m home care boost for elderly patients

£150m home care boost for elderly patients

 The government has already set aside £648m for primary care trusts to support social care services

Ministers have allocated an extra £150m for patients to get care at home after warnings that local authority cuts were creating a “crisis” in social care.

Message from a carer to Staffordshire County Council re respite

Complex situation for respite carers

Monday, January 02, 2012


IN NOVEMBER I received a letter from the social services department inviting me to a meeting, to offer my opinion as a parent/carer into the plans to offload respite care for young adults with a learning disability into the private sector.

The meeting would take place on an industrial estate and I would be granted a 20 minute slot. As one who does not frequent industrial estates I had to ring to find out where it was.

Computer suite launch event for special needs children and Carers

Computer suite launch event

Published on Sunday 1 January 2012 06:10

CELEBRATIONS will mark the launch of a computer suite for children with special needs by a parents’ and carers’ support group.

Asperger’s Children and Carers Together is holding the event at the Garden and Pavilion Room in St Mary’s Church and Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, on Thursday, January 19.