‘Too Old to Care’, by Grandparents Plus, focusses on older grandparent and family carers who are raising children who cannot live with their parents, keeping them out of the care system.
This ‘At a glance briefing’ examines the implications of the Equality Act 2010 for personalised adult social care.
In November 2010, Local Government Improvement and Development published ‘Culturally responsive JSNAs: a review of race equality and Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) practice’.
‘Making written information easier to understand for people with learning disabilities: Guidance for people who commission or produce Easy Read information’ was published in November 2010.
On 28 October 2010, Grandparents Plus launched a campaign and survey report to highlight the impact of welfare reform and spending cuts on family and friends carers.
In October 2010, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published ‘Older people with high support needs’.
In February 2010, the Marmot Review Team published ‘Fair Society, Healthy Lives’. The report and information about its implementation is available on the Marmot Review website.
On 7 July 2009, the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Carers; Dementia; Disability; Equalities; Ageing and Older People; and Social Care held a Joint APPG meeting on the Green Paper on Adult Social Care.
On 1 December 2008, protection under the Human Rights Act was extended to cover residents of independent care homes whose accommodation is publicly arranged.
On 17 July 2008, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that treating employees less favourably because of their association with a disabled person was unlawful.