Feedback from Carers Forum held Monday 10th March – PIP and Bedroom Tax where discussed at this event.
I have information re PIP but it is a long document, I have sent it via e-mail to the members registered on line with me, but unable to print off copies for members not on line. We have Damain from Disability Welfare rights coming along to our meeting in April, who will give more information re PIP and answer any questions.
The bedroom tax was also discussed, though since the meeting the government have made some changes, if you feel you have been treated unfairly for the bedroom tax please go to http://www.writetothem.org this will give your MP details to complain
Results of 2011 Carers Consultation – Steve Eastwood, Commissioning Manager at Halton Borough Council showed a presentation of the 2011 Carers Consultation, these were taken from the questionnaires filled in at the event which was held at the Halton British Legion in December 2011. I have a copy if anyone would like to see it. I was glad to see that HALDS was mentioned as a service for commissioning or funding (thank you to the members who gave positive feedback for the group
As there is no Carers event this year, the 2013 Annual Carers Consultation forms have been getting distributed, some were given out at the carers forum on 10th March, I have sent HALDS members copies on line and I have also got copies to give out to members, you may also receive copies via the carers centre, please only fill in one form. Take your time filling in the form and post off to Halton Borough Council before 29th March.