HAS YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY TURNED YOU DOWN FOR A ‘RESPITE BREAK’?

If you are an unpaid carer and been turned down by your Local Authority for a ‘respite break’ we would like to hear from you!

We are now beginning a campaign to provide more respite care for unpaid carers. This follows recent surveys which show how funding for these necessary ‘mini-breaks’ has been slashed.

 

We have spoken to many in the legal profession with regard to the fiduciary duty of Local Authorities to provide the funding for respite breaks (after assessments) where it is considered necessary. We would like to test this in the courts to see if there could be a class act to pressurise LAs to increase the money necessary¬†to provide respite care. This is not being hostile to councils because we realise that their subsidies have been cut to the bone by Central Government. More, this is to raise awareness and force Parliament to recognise what their responsibilities are. That’s because we believe a fiduciary¬†duty is a fiduciary duty.

So we need an individual case to start – a carer who has been through all the hoops with their Local Authority but has been (they think unfairly) turned down. Which is why we are asking yourselves, “Are You One?”

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