Category Archives: benefits

Plans to improve the earnings caps for carers in Guernsey


Benefit changes welcomed by disability groups

By Luke Richardson



Wigwam Support Group adviser Jenny Hooper, left, and Guernsey Disability Alliance chairwoman Shelaine Green have welcomed Social Security plans to improve the grants system for carers. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 1180874)

LIFTING the earnings cap for people claiming a carer’s allowance would make their work seem less devalued, disability groups have said.

Cancer patients at risk of losing benefits, charity says

13 June 2011 Last updated at 00:04

 Macmillan says financial suppot is “crucial” for cancer patients

Thousands of cancer patients could lose benefits under government proposals, a charity has warned.

Macmillan Cancer Support is attacking plans in the Welfare Reform Bill to remove the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) after a year.

A Nurses view on Personal Budgets

‘Initially I was scpetical about personal budgets, I thought – what’s the catch?’

Steve Palmer talks nurses’ personal budgets, integrating health and social care and best practice 

Personal budgets might be new to some; I’ve been lucky enough to have been working with them for those three years. It’s all about performing a wider role as a nurse. It’s also about being a CPN and integrating health and social care because health needs have an impact on social care needs.