Manchester Carers Forum (MCF) NEWS
For all our latest news & events please download the latest edition of the news letter.
Bedroom Tax (Under Occupancy Penalty)
Changes in the law came into place on the 1st April which mean that those in social housing could be charged for under occupancy (having too many rooms). For information on who will be effected, and how to access Discretionary Housing Payments please follow the link to Manchester City Councils website by clicking HERE!
Manchester Carers Forum joint response to the draft Care & Support Bill consultation
Manchester Carers Forum have submitted a joint response to the draft Care & Support Bill, with The National Family Carer Network (which links groups and organisations that support families that include an adult with a learning disability) and
The NWTDT which works towards better futures for people with learning disabilities through training resources, publications, events and policies.
To download a copy of this response please HERE
Mental Health & Social Care Trust Updates
Manchester Mental & Social Care Trust produce a monthly newsletter to keep you up to date with news about the trust.
To down load the November 2012 edition of this newsletter please click HERE
Local News for Carers
Dementia experts team-up in Manchester to help sufferers and carers
Olympic torchbearer raises awareness of childhood disabilities
National News for Carers
Carers of elderly to benefit from £5k
Minister wants to see carers' rights in law
Carers of relatives in England to get legal rights
Britain's army of unpaid carers 'being pushed to breaking point'
Councils 'failing to assess needs of carers of people with autism'