Carers' Resource is the local, specialist carers' centre for the
Bradford and Airedale, Harrogate and Ripon, and Craven districts of Yorkshire.

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Professional Bulletin

Building Carer Friendly Communities: research report for Carers Week 2016, Carers UK, June 2016

This report presents key findings on Carer Friendly Communities through five themes of community, health, employment, education and older carers. The research was part of Carers UK annual state of caring survey. It gives many examples of good practice and shows positive benefits to carers when they are understood and supported by their local community. However many reported that they did not feel understood and identified a negative effect that caring had on their own health, wellbeing, finances and relationships.

Care Act for Carers: one year on, Carers Trust, July 2016

This report shows a mixed picture of support, assessments, advice and information for carers. There are some carers who are getting good support following the implementation of part one of the Care Act and the report gives some examples of good practice. Many carers reported that they had not noticed any differences and 65% of carers had not had an assessment since the introduction of the Act. The report proposes more investment in staff training and support for carers is needed to ensure that the rights of carers are fully recognised across the country.